By Bernie Becker(The Hill) President Obama should back a measure to streamline a Veterans Affairs “bureaucracy run amok,” a House Republican said in the party’s weekly address Saturday.
Rep. Jackie Walorksi (Ind.), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, called on the White House to support a bill that would empower the VA secretary “to fire senior officials who aren’t up to the job,” helping to clean up the department’s current backlog on disability claims that averages 330 days a case.
“Even worse, this backlog has been associated with the deaths of thousands of patients waiting for their paperwork to clear. On top of that, their grieving loved ones have to deal with miles of red tape, waiting on the compensation they are owed,” said Walorski.
“These men and women fought for our country – they shouldn’t have to fight for their own benefits.” Read Full Article Here: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/202096-gop-on-veterans-affairs-backlog-bureaucracy-run-amok