Senator Demands More Info On VA Conference Spending

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Wednesday demanded more information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on two 2011 Orlando conferences, which reportedly included more than $760,000 in excessive or wasteful spending, saying she was concerned that the agency’s lax oversight spoke to a larger cultural problem.

The VA inspector general’s Oct. 1 report triggered the resignation of VA Chief Human Capital Officer John Sepulveda, who allegedly lied to investigators about his role in approving a $50,000 motivational video shown at the conferences and allegedly “abdicated...
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