Coffman Statement on VA Deputy Sec. Gibson's Aurora VA Hospital Visit
U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) issued the following statement on Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson's visit to the Aurora VA hospital construction site yesterday:
"Mr. Gibson's decision to not release to the public the results of the Administrative Investigation Board's finding and conclusions regarding the VA's complete and utter mismanagement of the Aurora VA hospital construction project is outrageous. Taxpayers and veterans alike deserve to know the truth about how this project ended up with over a billion dollars in cost overruns and a three year delay of its completion," U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) said. "It's nice that Mr. Gibson is visiting Colorado, but even better that the VA is no longer in charge of its construction. With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers now overseeing the project, I am confident that we have seen the end of the cost overruns and schedule delays. I called for the release of this report in late March and I call for it again today. American taxpayers and veterans are entitled to VA's detailed explanation as to how this project went so disastrously off course."