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VA official on alleged scheme: 'We weren't paying attention to everything we should have...'

VA official on alleged scheme: 'We weren't paying attention to everything we should have...'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended a relocation program used by two senior executives to obtain more than $400,000 in questionable moving expenses and moved to discipline the officials, a senior agency leader said this week.

Danny Pummill, acting undersecretary for benefits, told lawmakers on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee that VA is "doing a re-look at moving programs throughout the agency" and reconsidering how it promotes and transfers senior executives, "so everything is being done for the right reasons."

"We weren't paying attention to everything we should have been paying attention to," Pummill said. "We need...

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