Lamborn Statement on Veteran’s Affairs Accountability

January 27, 2016
Press Release

Today Congressman Lamborn released the following statement regarding the discovery that the VA secretly paid an Illinois-based hospital director $86,000 to resign:

"The fact that a member of the Senior Executive Service was paid to resign, instead of being fired for his misconduct, highlights the ineffectiveness of the Department of Veteran's Affairs current system of accountability. It is a travesty that tax-payer dollars are being used in a manner that effectively amounts to a severance bonus when our nation's veterans continue to experience delays in receiving the services they have earned.  I have requested answers from Secretary McDonald regarding this payout and will continue to work with my colleagues to strengthen the accountability tools available to the department."

To read the full text of the letter sent to Secretary McDonald, click here.