The VA continues to muddle through year after year without much change. The ongoing systemic failures within the government agency continue despite a change at the helm with the appointment of Robert McDonald just over one year ago.
In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives today, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) criticized the lack of significant action to reform the Veterans Administration one year after the firing of former director Shinseki and the installation of Robert McDonald to the post.
For the past several months, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) has come under fire for its lack of care, delays and other problems across the country. In late July, public scrutiny and controversies led to the eventual selection of Robert McDonald as the new head of the VA. Unanimously confirmed by the Senate on July 29th, Robert McDonald took the helm of an agency steeped with issues surrounding inadequate facilities, poor veterans care and operational mismanagement.