Colorado Lawmakers Want Bonuses Eliminated at Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANSYesterday, Colorado Congressmen Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn introduced legislation to prevent senior employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from receiving bonuses until the backlog of disability claims at the VA has been resolved. This legislation also outlines a path to clear the backlog, so America’s veterans will no longer be subject to lengthy delays.  Gardner points out that bonuses are generally given out for “a job well done”.  He says “the problems coming out of the VA, and those reported in the Office of the Inspector General’s report, deserve no reward.”  Recently, Congressman Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, agreed that bonuses are part of the problem.  He stated “it was the people who were getting the bonuses and the promotions to keep the wait times low that cannot be allowed to skate on this issue.” 

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