Boehner presses VA on plan to reduce backlog

04/10/2013 | Air Force Times (free registration)

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs to release details about how it plans to decrease the backlog of veterans' disability claims, including specific benchmarks and deadlines, according to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who on Tuesday sent a letter to the VA outlining his concerns. Boehner says he wants VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to respond to his letter within 30 days.

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