DATE: April 6th, 2011
TO: ALL LEGISLATORS
FROM: Representative Kevin Petersen
CO-SPONSORSHIP - LRB 1026/3 relating to: Composition of the Board of Veterans Affairs, the Appointment of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and promulgating rules for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
DEADLINE: 12:00 Noon on Thursday April 14th, 2011
I am introducing LRB 1026/3 relating to: the composition of the Board of Veterans Affairs, the appointment of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and promulgating rules for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Turmoil among key leadership positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs has hampered oversight of veterans home operations and raised concerns about stability and accountability of veterans programs.
A report released by the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau dated February 2011 specifically highlights: “Ambiguity in certain DVA policies and inadequate oversight have led to significant financial and program management issues at the veterans homes, including spending that has exceeded revenues in four of the past five fiscal years.”
If you are interested in co-sponsoring LRB 1026/3, please contact Representative Petersen’s office at 6-3794 or reply to this e-mail by 12:00 Noon on Thursday April 14th, 2011.