Lawmakers Push Reviews of VA Outbreak
Smeltz, Adam, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Two lawmakers intensified scrutiny of the VA on Friday, calling for more reviews of the fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, urged VA Inspector General George J. Opfer to start an independent investigation and called on department officials to be more transparent and responsive.
Rep. Mike Doyle said he wants the House Committee on Veterans Affairs to convene a hearing and look at "where systemic failures occurred."
"It's not that the VA has been uncooperative. It's just that new questions keep coming up every day," said Doyle, D-Forest Hills. "We're trying to get to the bottom of the scope of this. Is it …
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