Congress has 11 days to approve the higher price tag for the VA hospital in Aurora or construction will stop. Congress and the VA are at a standstill over what the hospital should cost and how it will be paid for.
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner asked for more congressional oversight of the construction of Denver’s troubled new veterans hospital on Thursday to ensure it’s completed as soon as possible without wasting tax dollars.
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Mike Coffman accused the Veterans Affairs Department on Friday of lying and ignoring clear warnings that its new Denver hospital couldn’t be built within budget or on schedule.
Multiple design changes may be the reason a veterans hospital under construction near Denver soared more than $1 billion over budget, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee told reporters after touring the half-finished complex Friday.
Leaders of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are traveling to Colorado to ask why the VA hospital under construction in suburban Denver is more than $1 billion over budget.
The U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is coming to Colorado to scrutinize the bungled VA hospital project and tour the construction site.
Sen. Michael Bennet is back in Colorado learning about the state’s health industry.
Sen. Michael Bennet is asking the Veterans Affairs Department to quickly produce a plan for funding and finishing the Denver VA hospital, which is $1 billion over budget and months behind schedule.
Senator Michael Bennet is touring bioscience and health IT companies in Colorado.
The top VA official in charge of construction nationwide retired Wednesday amid an internal investigation of delays and massive cost overruns at the Denver veterans hospital, the agency said.