Congressman Taylor Introduces VA SEA Act
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Taylor introduced legislation designed to strengthen accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs. H.R. 2772, the VA Senior Executive Accountability (VA SEA) Act, would require the VA Secretary to furnish semiannual reports on the reassignment of senior executive employees at the VA, including the reason for their reassignment and the associated costs. Further, it would require the VA Secretary to personally sign off on senior executive transfers, thus adding an additional layer of accountability.
Congressman Taylor stated, “Congress and the American people need to have a clear picture of what is going on behind the scenes at the Veterans Administration. Let us never again be more concerned about protecting sub par performing senior executives, as opposed to ensuring that our veterans receive the best care, high performing hospitals, and accountable leadership."