US House Takes Action Regarding V.A. Bonus Pay

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GREENSBORO, N.C -- On this Veterans Day, we take time to honor all the men and women who serve -- or have served -- our nation. They put their lives and their time with their families on the line to protect and serve us. We honestly can't say thank you enough.  But we can honor you by continuing to keep an eye on the departments and resources that are supposed to help and protect our veterans.

In August, 2 Wants to Know told you about Veterans Affair Bonus Pay. We found 20-percent of Veterans' Affairs doctors and providers had been disciplined for everything from leaving surgery to misreading charts. But they still received a performance bonus. But that could soon change.

On October 28th, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1450. The bill says the V.A. may not pay more than $345-million per year in awards or bonuses. That's $55 million less than the current annual average for bonuses.  Committee reports specifically sited bonuses awarded to employees with less than satisfactory performance. But they also say the proposed reduction would leave sufficient funding to award deserving employees. The bill is now in a Senate committee.

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