The AP (5/6, Yen) reports that a bipartisan group of senators is calling for an independent investigation into mismanagement by the Department of Veterans Affairs. A report by Sens. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Bob Casey (D-PA) on Wednesday concludes that VA efforts haven’t been enough to reduce backlogs, and the lawmakers plan to introduce legislation requiring the Government Accountability Office to conduct an inquiry into each of the VA’s 56 regional offices.
— “ARE BUNGLED VA CLAIMS SYSTEMIC? SENATORS WANT AGENCY REVIEW,” Hope Yen, Associated Press, May , 2015.