McDonald offers overview of VA scandal fixes

Robert McDonald, the new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), outlined his plans to consolidate and streamline the VA system in a news conference Monday, the Wall Street Journal reports. "My question always is, 'How is the VA treating you and how can we improve?,' " he said. McDonald described the VA's transparency and access goals, but offered few specifics on either details of his planned reforms of disciplinary action against employees whose misconduct was uncovered in the VA scandal, according to the article. McDonald will likely testify at both House and Senate hearings this month on the findings of an inspector general's report on the Phoenix VA. Article