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Efficiency down to the letter

...operations, which last year posted a $5 billion loss. Recently a Government Accountability Office official told a House committee that the service ended the last fiscal year $100 billion in debt and with unfunded health benefit liabilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-04-05/efficiency-down-lette
Accountability demands grow as more VA patients complain of bad care

...accountability continue to grow in the House Committee on Veterans Affairs' investigation...longer trusts the VA and that the House committee should go after Wiley's administration...Petzel stated during a Feb. 26 House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Hearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-12/accountability-demands-grow-
Augusta VA has caroling deal in works

...weeks after U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki sent a letter to Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, addressing concerns of VA staff preventing the public from singing carols, and delivering cards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-24/augusta-va-has-caroling-deal-
How high does this go?

...criminal, it should be.The report also seems to expose why Lerner chose to remain silent during questioning. The House committee is considering holding Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the panel about the targeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-17/how-high-does-go
Hostage situation

...Pelletier attorney Mat Staver said.Outraged Massachusetts legislators have rightly called for the state's House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight to launch a full-scale investigation into the agency's handling of the case.Legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-15/hostage-situation
Ga. panel OKs medical marijuana bill

...mandating insurance coverage for treatment of autism. A separate Senate bill on such coverage has stalled in the House.Committee Chairwoman Renee Unterman (R-Buford) said if the committee's version of HB 885 is passed by the full Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-13/ga-panel-oks-medical-mar
Augusta whistle-blower still seeking resolution with VA

...one.Frantz again has requested a resolution with the VA to resolve her case.Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, argues the VA Accountability and Management Act, which would expand Title 38 jurisdiction to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/augusta-whistle-blower-still-
Ga. not allowed to dredge harbor with state funds

...come hell or high water."U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, a Savannah Republican, said he talked last week with the House committee chairman who's among House-Senate negotiators on the water-projects bill. He couldn't say how soon they might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-05/ga-not-allowed-dredge-harbor-
Several issues remain in Georgia Legislature's final days

...R-Brunswick, would have prohibited Georgia from testing students on national academic standards, including Common Core. A House committee rejected a heavily revised version of Ligon's plan after education leaders spoke out against it.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-17/several-issues-remain-ge
Veterans explain frustrations with VA delays to American Legion panel

...special clothing to help him handle his swollen bladder. After the VA failed to reply, he faxed every member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and President Oba ma a detailed letter explaining his situation. Four days later, he said, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-10/veterans-explain-frustrations