House Approves Bill to Make it Easier to Fire at VA - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

House Approves Bill to Make it Easier to Fire at VA

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP)- The House has approved a bill aimed at making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees for misconduct or poor performance - a source of ongoing tension with the Obama administration.
    
The Republican-sponsored bill was approved on Wednesday, 310-116. It would shorten the time employees are given to respond to proposed discipline or firing and would eliminate a provision that allows senior executives to appeal disciplinary actions to an independent review board.
    
GOP lawmakers have been urging the VA to fire more workers as a key step to improving the scandal-plagued agency.
    
The bill is the latest in a series of efforts by lawmakers to respond to a two-year-old scandal over chronic delays for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the long waits.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • People at NASA's Visitors Center React to Rocket Launch

    People at NASA's Visitors Center React to Rocket Launch

    Saturday, November 17 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-11-17 23:40:04 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-11-17 23:40:19 GMT
    Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)
    Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)Rocket Launch Wallops Island (Photo WBOC)
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Did you get up early and watch the launch this morning? Just after 4 am, the Antares Rockets Blasted off from Wallops Island.More
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - Did you get up early and watch the launch this morning? Just after 4 am, the Antares Rockets Blasted off from Wallops Island. More
  • Man Arrested for DUI After Three Car Crash in Centreville

    Man Arrested for DUI After Three Car Crash in Centreville

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-17 22:37:46 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-11-17 22:39:58 GMT
    CENTREVILLE, Md.- Maryland State Police say a 28-year-old Centerville man is facing charges after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a car accident late Friday night. Police say around 11:48 p.m. on Friday, troopers were dispatched to RouteMore
    CENTREVILLE, Md.- Maryland State Police say a 28-year-old Centerville man is facing charges after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a car accident late Friday night. Police say around 11:48 p.m. on Friday, troopers were dispatched to RouteMore
  • Dover Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident

    Dover Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-11-17 22:21:54 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-11-17 22:21:54 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    DOVER, Del.- Police in Dover are investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred in a parking lot Friday night. According to the Dover Police Department, around 8:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Willis Road where they discovered an abanMore
    DOVER, Del.- Police in Dover are investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred in a parking lot Friday night. According to the Dover Police Department, around 8:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Willis Road where they discovered an abanMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
  • UPDATE: Millsboro Man Found Shot to Death

    UPDATE: Millsboro Man Found Shot to Death

    Thursday, November 17 2016 12:11 PM EST2016-11-17 17:11:44 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 11:52 PM EST2016-11-18 04:52:10 GMT

    Police are conducting a death investigation in Millsboro after a man was found dead on a road.

    More

    Police are conducting a death investigation in Millsboro after a man was found dead on a road.

    More
  • Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast.More
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices