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.
Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff has been named president and CEO of Mental Health America of Colorado.
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.
The already over-budget Aurora VA Hospital is going to cost more than $1 billion over the projected cost.
Colorado Democrats were hammered in last year’s elections while Republicans had their best year in a decade. Yet it’s the GOP that’s ousting its state party leader and the Democrats keeping theirs.
A new dispute surfaced at the embattled Denver VA Medical Center Thursday when a veteran who has been charged with disorderly conduct said a doctor asked him to sign a document promising he wouldn’t contact members of Congress or news organizations.
The director of the veterans health care system for Denver and eastern Colorado is retiring, days after a report that a Veterans Affairs sleep clinic in Denver had a secret waiting list.
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.
Congressman Mike Coffman voted against overturning one of President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies even though he disagrees with the president using executive orders to deal with immigration.
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.