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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 23, 2014

Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators are calling for “an immediate investigation into reported mismanagement, incompetence, and corruption within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care centers throughout the country,” the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Senators Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander and 23 of their Senate Republican colleagues sent a letter today to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations with their request. “Specifically, the investigation should focus on how appropriated funds for patient care and record management were spent in light of allegations of concerted efforts to present inaccurate and misleading information about patient wait times in order to ensure VA employees qualified for personal bonuses,” the senators wrote.