U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville has voted in support of H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation to make it easier for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to remove underperforming executives. The House overwhelmingly approved the legislation by a vote of 390-33.
Recent reports have highlighted severe mismanagement and a lack of accountability across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Reports of preventable veteran deaths, “secret” waiting lists intended to conceal the lengthy wait times for patients, and an increased claims backlog have corresponded with bonuses and positive performance reviews for VA management.