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Congressional committee grills VA leaders over job reassignments

Congressional committee grills VA leaders over job reassignments

Congressional lawmakers grilled senior VA officials — including the head of the Baltimore office — Monday night over allegations that two of the department's leaders plotted to open up plum jobs and then take them for themselves.

The Department of Veterans Affairs officials pressured Antione Waller, the Baltimore official, and the former head of the Philadelphia office into leaving their jobs before filling the vacancies, the department's inspector general alleged in a September report.

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs issued subpoenas last month requiring testimony from the people at the heart of the report. The two men allegedly pushed from their jobs sat...

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