Although I no longer live in his district, I receive Mike Coffman (R) 6th Congressional District news letters. He is the VA’s harshest critic. He has introduced legislation, "No buildings, no bonuses” that should be a model for all Federal Agencies.
From a recent newsletter.
First and foremost on reform, the bill I introduced makes sure this never happens again by stripping the VA from having any authority to ever manage another major construction project again. Under my legislation the
of Engineers will manage all future VA hospital projects. Building large-scale
projects on time and within budget is their core competency. It is clearly not
for the VA. U.S.
Secondly, my bill is deficit-neutral by prohibiting VA bonus payments until the
VA hospital is fully operational. Currently the VA is authorized to spend $360
million a year on bonuses and in the 2 1/2 years it will likely take to finish
hospital, the bonus funds can cover the entire shortfall that exists due to
cost overruns. This provision protects taxpayers and focuses the VA’s mission
on where it should always be — veterans, not itself. Aurora
What a concept. Your agency isn't doing it’s job, you don't get any bonuses.
Last election cycle, he was the only candidate who received a campaign contribution from me.
Maybe some day I will figure out this whole font thing.
My representative? Ken Buck. As a freshman he seems determined to suck up and go along 100% with the RINO leadership. Glad I didn't vote for him. That was one race choice I left blank.