U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, recently demanded answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about rampant mismanagement of the construction of the new 182-bed hospital that will replace the Denver VA medical center. The committee held a field hearing in Aurora, Colo. to examine what went wrong with the construction project and how the VA intends to address the outrageous surge in costs, delays and mismanagement of the construction at the new Denver VA Medical Center. After several delays and hundreds of millions in cost overruns, the hospital is still unfinished and the projected cost has climbed to $1.7 billion, making this project the most expensive hospital construction in the VA's history. Read the testimonies from the hearing online. For more information, visit the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee website.
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