Fire Phoenix VA Medical Director, Says Chairman

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller calling for reforms in the wake of allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals, May 29, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller calling for reforms in the wake of allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals, May 29, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

On Tuesday, the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, a Republican from Florida, called for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire the director of the Phoenix VA Health Care Systems, Sharon Helman.

"This isn’t complicated. If VA has the evidence needed to fire Sharon Helman, which it says it does, it should fire her," Miller said in a statement." Keeping Helman and other Phoenix executives on the payroll when the department wants to fire them is nothing more than a waste of taxpayer dollars."