Is Congressional Bill to Fire VA Execs Unconstitutional?

Posted June 18, 2014 at 6:42am

Stars and Stripes reports that “Congress’ push to quickly fire VA executives in the wake of a nationwide scheduling scandal threatens to do more harm than good, and could be unconstitutional, according to attorneys who specialize in federal employee cases.”  

“Lawmakers moved with unusual speed and cooperation this week to pass a sweeping VA reform package that would make it easier to fire those involved with falsified patient wait lists at hundreds of hospitals and clinics.”  

“Beginning Wednesday, they planned to cobble together two pieces of legislation recently passed in both chambers into a single reform package that will be sent to President Barack Obama. Key provisions in each bill would change how the VA terminates senior federal executives for incompetence or wrongdoing.”