Monday, December 7, 2015

More VA Madness: November's Golden Fleece Winner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-2) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the November recipient of the November Golden Fleece Award for their award of $142 million in bonuses to VA employees and the decision to allow two VA officials that manipulated the agency’s employee relocation program to keep the funds they received from defrauding hardworking taxpayers.

This is VA’s second Golden Fleece Award; they also won for the failed solar panel project at the Little Rock VA Medical Center in June of this year. In a letter to VA Secretary Bob McDonald, Congressman Hill wrote:

“I write to not only award the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with last month’s Golden Fleece, but to alert you of the serious mistrust and outrage that our veterans in Arkansas have expressed due to the VA’s policy of awarding officials at the agency with substantial pay and bonuses while our Nation’s veterans continue to face long waits for health care and unpaid and unresolved benefit claims.” Read Rep. Hill’s entire letter to the VA.

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