Veterans Affairs Department
The first inquiries into what went wrong with a vastly over-budget veterans medical center in Aurora could be done soon, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.
Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson is returning to Colorado to talk with members of Congress about the troubled veterans medical center under construction in Aurora.
The U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a hospital in Aurora.
Congress gave final approval Friday to another stopgap measure to avoid a work stoppage on the over-budget veterans medical center under construction in Aurora.
Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner are offering legislation to put the Army Corps of Engineers in charge of all VA construction projects costing more than $100 million.
The Veterans Affairs Department is offering Congress two ways to come up with the money to finish a budget-busting medical center under construction in suburban Denver: Agency-wide spending cuts of nearly 1 percent, or shifting funds from dozens of projects planned in other states.
Congress will insist on significant changes in the Veterans Affairs Department before approving money to finish a vastly over-budget medical center in Aurora, Rep. Mike Coffman said Sunday.
Veterans and supporters are staging a rally to demand completion of a vastly over-budget and long-delayed VA medical center in Aurora.
The U.S. Senate has approved a last-minute deal to avoid a construction shutdown at a troubled veterans hospital in Aurora.
Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.