New revelations that Veterans Affairs Department employees at more than 100 sites manipulated patient data shows that Congress has yet to learn the true depths of fraudulent behavior at the department, a senior House lawmaker said Wednesday.“Unfortunately, I believe we have not hit the bottom yet,” said to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.)Lawmakers have been able to “control the bleeding, but the patient is still on the table,” added Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), who served as an Army doctor in Iraq and is a member of Miller’s panel.
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On March 27, 2014, IAVA planted 1,892 flags on the National Mall, one for every veteran that has committed suicide since the beginning of the year. We also held a press conference with Senator Walsh of Montana to announce historic legislation aimed at reversing the trend of 22 veteran suicides per day. Watch below: