Bureaucratic Drama

Head of V.A. Benefits to Testify for Her Job

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, thinks it’s time for a shake-up within Veterans Affairs. Specifically, he wants Allison Hickey, the VA’s undersecretary for benefits, to resign. “I don’t think she’s equipped to handle the problems that exist out there,” said Miller, pointing to a regular pattern of delays experienced by veterans waiting to receive disability payments. “I think she is overwhelmed, and I would call for a replacement.” Hickey will testify before the House Committee on Wednesday.