A bill that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to report bonuses awarded to senior staff has passed the House of Representative unanimously, according to Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
Tenney (R – NY 22) had presented the bill to the House with nine bipartisan co-sponsors earlier this year. The bill, referred to as the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act, would require the VA to submit a report to Congress at the end of each fiscal year with a list of bonuses awarded to senior-level staff, including the amount of the bonus, the individual’s job title and location.
“In my own district, I have spoken with veterans who are grateful for the compassionate care they receive from the VA Hospital in Syracuse as well as local VA clinics in Binghamton and Rome. However, given the patterns of mismanagement at the VA, it is imperative that Americans know how bonuses are being awarded at the agency. Moreover, Congress deserves to receive this information in timely manner without having to request it each year,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney in a release.
The bill would need to be approved by the U.S. Senate before it can be sent to President Trump for consideration.
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