The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee demanded an explanation from the VA Wednesday for huge costs overruns and construction delays at the new Denver veterans hospital.
Members of Congress are warning that construction of the Denver area’s new Veterans Affairs hospital could stop again unless the department shows it is getting the project back on track.
Colorado’s congressional delegation is asking the House and Senate to raise the spending limit on Denver’s new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the troubled project can be completed.
The contractor building the new VA medical center in Aurora resumed construction on Monday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the construction company in charge of the new VA Hospital in Aurora have come to an agreement that will allow construction to continue on the project for the next three months.
Six days after the main contractor walked off the job demanding to be paid, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman says he has found the money to do just that.
Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman told CBS4 it’s possible Congress could allot $2 billion in so-called “unobligated” funding to revive construction at the VA hospital in Aurora, nearly a week after the contractor halted work.
Contract workers may be looking for new jobs because construction has officially stopped at the new VA Hospital in Aurora.
A federal board has begun hearing a lawsuit involving the new Veterans Administration hospital under construction in Aurora.
Members of Congress came to Colorado this week with an inquiry about what is stalling a new hospital promised to veterans more than a decade ago.