Aurora VA hospital investigation goes big-time

Author: Dan Elliott - September 23, 2016 - Updated: September 23, 2016

A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally asked the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a Denver-area hospital. Twelve Republicans and nine Democrats on the House Veterans Affairs Committee made the request in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. "It is an absolute fact that numerous VA officials repeatedly misled Congress regarding cost overruns related to the replacement Denver VA medical center," committee chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, said as he announced the request.

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Dan Elliott

Dan Elliott

Dan Elliott is a reporter for the Associated Press covering environment, military and veteran's issues in Colorado.