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  • Isakson, Miller Statement on Replacement Denver VA Medical Center

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Jeff Miller, chairman of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs, respectively, released the following statement regarding the replacement Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center construction project: "The Department of Veterans Affairs replacement Denver VA Medical Center is the biggest construction failure in VA history. Since the project’s inception, the cost of the hospital has ballooned...

  • Isakson Calls on VA to Utilize Existing ‘Veterans Choice’ Tools to Provide Accessible, Quality Care to Veterans

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to put veterans first while it continues to roll out the Veterans Choice Program enacted six months ago. At a committee hearing held today to assess the VA’s implementation of the Veterans Choice Program, Isakson spoke about the urgent need to reform veterans’ health care. The Veterans Choice Program was created by the Vetera...

  • Isakson Calls on VA to Address Systemic, ‘High Risk’ Problems without Further Delay

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address the problems that led to the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) placement on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) 2015 "High Risk List." Every Congress, the independent, nonpartisan GAO produces a list of what it deems “high risk” federal agencies and programs. This list highlights fede...

  • Isakson Demands Answers for Out-of-control Construction Costs at New Denver VA Medical Center

    AURORA, Colo. - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today demanded answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 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., a suburb of Denver, to examine what went wrong with the construction project and how the VA intends to address the outrageous surge in costs, delays a...

  • Isakson Reaffirms Commitment to Fulfilling our Promise to America’s Women Veterans

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to strengthen its programs and health care for women veterans. "Women play an important role in our United States military and the defense of our country," said Isakson. “They fight in every capacity possible, they volunteer in every capacity possible, and they do a great job. We need to make sure we’re doing the same.” A...

  • Isakson, Blumenthal Call for Investigation of Outrageous Construction Costs at Colorado VA Hospital

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, respectively, this week wrote to the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs requesting they commence an independent investigation into the Denver VA Hospital and its cost overruns and delays. The letter asks that the Inspector General’s office examine the entire construction process, from identifying...

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