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In the News

  • Friday, May 05, 2017
  • VA THINKING OF CLOSING HUNDREDS OF FACILITIES NOT RELATED TO HEALTH - May 5, 2017
  • VA Considers Hundreds of Building Closures, but Focus Is Not on Medical Facilities

    By Eric Katz, Government Executive

    The Veterans Affairs Department has hundreds of unused or rarely-used buildings, the agency’s leader told Congress this week, saying he wants to work with lawmakers to unload them.

    VA Secretary David Shulkin made waves Wednesday for comments during a House Veterans Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in which he said VA had identified more than 1,100 department-owned buildings that were either vacant or underutilized. Shulkin quickly clarified to stakeholders, however, he was referring primarily to non-medical buildings the department holds as part of its extensive nationwide network.

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