Lawmakers concerned by VA hiring plan

Congressional lawmakers are questioning a Department of Veterans Affairs plan to hire 1,900 more employees to improve mental health care services, expressing concern that it may be a "knee-jerk" response to a recent critical report by the Inspector General's Office. The office's investigation found that those applying to receive mental health care waited an average of 50 days, far more than the 14 days reported by the VA.

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