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Friday 31st July 2015


Congrats to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Chairman Miller. Common sense ruled today as the House votes 256 to 170 in passing the VA Accountability Act. Sad, but not surprising, 169 of the 170 Nays were along party and AFGE Union lines putting the protection of employees, irregardless of their performance, above the mission of the VA for the health and well-being of their veteran customers. AMVETS believes that if anyone should have additional protections, it is the veterans rather than VA employees. #VAAccountability ... See MoreSee Less

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Harry StillingI work for the VA and more than welcome this. Some are the best and allot are traditional union employees. Time will tell.1 day ago   ·  6
Jerry FarmI disagree with the conclusion that VA employees don't want to help vets. They are the people who Are caring for those vets. What the bill said was a supervisor could remove an employee whenever and for whatever reason. The union was against an employee not having an opportunity to a defense. Bad employees ( please include managers and supervisors in this discussion) can and should be removed. The union contract spells this out.1 day ago   ·  5
John WingfieldAmen. I had an AMVETS Post Commander / former VA employee try to talk me into calling my reps to vote against the bill. Pulled a copy of the bill up and the actual wording countered everything he told me.2 days ago   ·  7
John WingfieldI noticed that one of the Democrat votes in support of the bill was from an actual combat wounded, disabled veteran who is no dummy when it comes to VA issues.24 hours ago   ·  3
Rick FindleyI disagree Jerry. Who wrote the majority of the regulations that are bogging everything down? VA employees...albeit higher and middle managers. Who is responsible for the cost overruns and lack of accountability? VA management. That is where the housecleaning needs to happen.1 day ago   ·  3
Bob WylieThe VA is here to help US - and not the employees that they hire. Get rid of those who are only looking out for themselves.15 hours ago
Debra KnepperI go to the VA with my husband every month there sure is alot of employees just roaming around like they have nothing to do.17 hours ago   ·  1
Eric BarkerHere is a list of who voted for and against this bill www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h4891 day ago   ·  3
Benny SlatenMore concerned with idle gossip and bonuses and time off for personal matters I observed people taking two and three hour lunches when I worked in Cincinnati VAMC. Some spent half day in there frequently1 day ago   ·  2
Jody SchulzIrregardless is not correct. It's just regardless2 days ago   ·  8
Peter DanielIt is past time for the unions to exit out of the VA .. There is NO valid reason for them at all .1 day ago   ·  4
Anthony OConnellPolice power inequality - To expose accounting fraud it is necessary to expose the accounting. If at some point an authority would like to know if what I've been saying for 23 years is true expose the accounting at bk467p191. It is a Pandora's box which would lead to most all you need to know. Are the accountants and their collaborators too dangerous to confront? It's unbelievable. Connect the dots between Fairfax County and Highland County in Virginia and the VA in Arizona. Unless VA Director Jonathan Gardner is held accountable soon his agenda should kill me. Someone should use common sense and expose the empirical evidence and then judge. www.FBIspringfield.com www.tucsonva.com1 day ago
Thomas O'DonnellWe will see.2 days ago   ·  1
Robert Imbodenpost the names of those that voted against it23 hours ago   ·  1
Billy AmonetteThey both should1 day ago
Jeff SutterfieldIf you say it's okay, I accept it?1 day ago
Manny GranilloThank all of you that voted for this bill1 day ago
George LeeWell it can't get any worse...1 day ago
Jeffery PattersonThank you so much Mr Miller!2 days ago
Philip TerryWithout regard you mean?2 days ago   ·  1
Rob MorrellDo you have a list of the nays?2 days ago   ·  1
Bill BenedictWell look at that . Almost everyone from the party of change voted against it.1 day ago   ·  1
Jack MorrisAmen!2 days ago
Michael S. BowenA fish rots from the head down. The rank/file employee ought to have the same due process protections afforded to the least competent management.1 day ago

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