In a hearing on Capitol Hill Monday night, conservatives on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, led by committee chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, attacked Department of Veterans Affairs officials and representatives of the VA Inspector General's office for not being more aggressive in handling the VA’s problems.
Specifically, VA and IG officials were attacked for “withholding information from Congress, evading elected officials' requests and obstructing lawmakers' efforts to uncover problems,” reported Military Times’ Leo Shane III.
"It's uncertain whether VA understands the lessons in transparency it should have learned," said Miller during the hearing. "The committee is not a junior partner with VA in any respect, and certainly not when it concerns our obligation to conduct oversight."
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.