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Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, told House lawmakers that the agency is making progress on firing poorly performing workers but that it still has to move cautiously. (Cronkite News photo by Camaron Stevenson)

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VA officials defend pace of action against senior agency executives

House members demanded Thursday to know why senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were implicated in recent scandals at the agency have not been fired, months after the agency got that authority.


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