Rep. Tim Murphy Demands VA Bonuses Rescinded After Legionnaire’s Outbreak – American Military News

Rep. Tim Murphy Demands VA Bonuses Rescinded After Legionnaire’s Outbreak

The VA is horribly broken and it’s pathetic, disgraceful and uneccessary. Now one member of Congress is demanding serious accountability. Rep. Tim Murphy is demanding Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski rescind more than $100,000 in bonuses given to VA leaders in the wake of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals.

This should seem like common sense but apparently in Washington D.C. it is not! Bravo, Rep. Murphy but remember: a LOT more needs to be done!

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PITTSBURGH — Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy wants Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski to rescind more than $100,000 in bonuses given to VA leaders in the wake of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals.

At least five patients died and 21 were sickened from water that wasn’t properly treated between February 2011 and November. The family of a sixth veteran who died last year claims in a lawsuit that he was a victim, too, and Murphy included his name among the victims in Thursday’s letter to Shineski, asking that the bonuses be rescinded.

 

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