VA Bureaucrat: ‘We Could Have Moved Forward More Quickly’

‘I put in place an understanding of the process’

VA Bureaucrat: 'We Could Have Moved Forward More Quickly' (CNS News)

In a testy exchange Wednesday evening, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, blasted a government bureaucrat for his failure to do something about the 1,700 veterans who were waiting for primary care appointments at the Phoenix veterans hospital, but who were never placed on an electronic waiting list.

Dr. Thomas Lynch, an assistant deputy under secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told the House committee Wednesday evening that he knew veterans had been left off the electronic waiting list, but he says he was more focused on understanding "the process."

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