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VA Secretary chastised by House committee

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Members of congress criticized Secretary David Shulkin for travel decisions
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VA Secretary David Shulkin expresses regret for travel errors, reimburses government for his wife

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The VA inspector general found Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tickets and taxpayer-funded airfare for his wife.
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Lawmakers give VA secretary a pass on travel scandal

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House Veterans Affairs Committee members largely gave VA Secretary David Shulkin a pass over a scathing inspector general's report on his visit to Europe last summer after Shulkin promised to repay the VA for his wife's airfare and other trip expenses. At a hearing on the administration's $198 billion VA budget proposal, members on both sides tut-tutted over the $122,000 cost of the trip but treated it as a distraction that they urged Shulkin to clear away so he could deal with substantial problems like paying for veterans care by community providers, EHR modernization, unused VA assets...
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Shulkin on Europe trip: ‘The optics of this are not good'

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Rep. Mike Coffman on Feb. 15 asked Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin about his taxpayer-funded travel to Europe in 2017, which has come under scrutiny.
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Watchdog's report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

Watchdog's report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

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File - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on veteran caregiver support on Capitol Hill in Washington. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans...
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Substandard care at Manchester VA used by top fed for cover in flap over 122K Wimbledon trip

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Confronted by investigators about a European junket that included free tickets to a Wimbledon final, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said he worked a lot during the trip and cited the emerging media storm over substandard care at the Manchester VA Medical Center.
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VA secretary feels heat over travel expense report

VA secretary feels heat over travel expense report

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Questions are being raised now about the travel practices of a fifth member of the Trump cabinet - this time, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. He flew to Europe last summer with his wife at the depatment's expense.
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