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Ed Perlmutter
Congressman: VA could consider selling over-budget hospital

The chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee said Tuesday the VA could consider selling or scaling back the over-budget Denver veterans hospital in order to get it finished. Rep. Jeff Miller warned that Congress would not authorize any more money for the project until the Veterans Affairs Department begins taking it seriously — something the department hasn't yet done, Miller said. VA spokesman Paul Sherbo said the department is committed to finishing the hospital as planned and is working with members of Congress on its proposal. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., also said the hospital should be completed as planned. Miller didn't say whether his suggestion of...