The Department of Veteran’s Affairs spent nearly $1.5 billion on green energy projects, upgrading facilities, and fixing headstones at national cemeteries even as veterans were denied service due to lengthy wait times.
Although New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) has touted recent economic successes in his state, records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon show that dozens of companies are laying off workers, relocating out of the state, or closing up shop altogether.
Missouri this week became the third state to pass “Right to Try” legislation, which allows terminally ill patients access to experimental medications not yet approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The IRS under the Obama Administration has spent over $4 billion on contracts labeled under information technology and software despite IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying this week that budgetary restraints prevented the agency from spending $10 million to save and store emails.
The filming of a TV series that took over the entire second floor of a Los Angeles VA center and conferences attended by VA health care providers—which included topics on how to plan a party—contributed to the delay of care for veterans, according to interviews with VA staffers and veterans.
An analysis of how more than $1 billion dollars in spending by the Department of Veterans Affairs on “professional services” finds several instances of questionable spending in the form of millions for a national ad campaign and energy programs to make VA facilities more sustainable.
The Department of Justice has spent more than $330 million on “drugs and biologicals” for the federal prison system during the Obama Administration, almost three-and-a-half times as much as the amount spent during the Bush Administration’s entire eight years.
President Barack Obama has increased the Department of Veterans Affairs’ budget each year since he took office, claiming the funds would give veterans the health care they deserve. However, an analysis of records show the agency has spent close to $500 million on office furniture under the Obama administration.
The IRS has spent $96.5 million on office furniture under the Obama administration and is now claiming it has insufficient funding to adequately serve taxpayers.
The attorneys general of 22 states have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn New York’s SAFE Act, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the lawsuit NYSRPA v. Cuomo, which was filed by individual gun owners and organizations challenging New York’s gun ban.