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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Reminds me when G.W. Bush tried to increase Congress oversight on Fannie and Freddie and Senator Obama filibustered the bill.
    So now that your memory has been refreshed that congress provides the oversight for the VA...you might try to answer my question......


    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I) | House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

    How many hearings and investigations did the Republican House Committee on Veterans and Sub-committee on O&I have to see if the VA was reducing the waiting list back log?

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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Perhaps you forgot that "Oversight" for the VA falls under the jurisdiction of congress .........

    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I) | House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

    How many hearings and investigations did they have to see if the VA was reducing the waiting list back log?
    And Obama has done what again? He campaigned and criticized Bush for the management of the VA and promised to take charge. Well like everything else, he once again is a failure.
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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    And Obama has done what again? He campaigned and criticized Bush for the management of the VA and promised to take charge. Well like everything else, he once again is a failure.
    The executive branch isn't the oversight for the VA...congress is.

    So how many hearings and investigations did congressional oversight committees have to see if the VA was reducing the waiting list back log?

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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    So now that your memory has been refreshed that congress provides the oversight for the VA...you might try to answer my question......


    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I) | House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

    How many hearings and investigations did the Republican House Committee on Veterans and Sub-committee on O&I have to see if the VA was reducing the waiting list back log?
    Congress provides oversight. The Executive Branch is responsible and accountable.
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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Congress provides oversight. The Executive Branch is responsible and accountable.
    Why is Obama accountable for congresses failure to do oversight and investigate the VA?

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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The executive branch isn't the oversight for the VA...congress is.

    So how many hearings and investigations did congressional oversight committees have to see if the VA was reducing the waiting list back log?
    You better let Obama and his cabinet know that they aren't responsible.

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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Why is Obama accountable for congresses failure to do oversight and investigate the VA?
    Uhh, the Veterans Administration falls under the executive branch. Who's in charge of of Obama's cabinet, Obama or congress?

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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Why is Obama accountable for congresses failure to do oversight and investigate the VA?
    Having spent over three decades in the federal government, I assure you that responsibility and accountability reside exclusively in the executive branch for all federal departments and agencies. Congress has oversight to ensure that responsibility is exercised and accountability is recognized. But Congress has zero responsibility for federal executive management.
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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Having spent over three decades in the federal government, I assure you that responsibility and accountability reside exclusively in the executive branch for all federal departments and agencies. Congress has oversight to ensure that responsibility is exercised and accountability is recognized. But Congress has zero responsibility for federal executive management.
    The lefts interest in assigning blame is understandable in context. This looks bad-very bad for Obama.

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    Re: Carney: White House Learned About VA Scandal From News Reports[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You better let Obama and his cabinet know that they aren't responsible.
    Uhh, the Veterans Administration falls under the executive branch. Who's in charge of of Obama's cabinet, Obama or congress?
    Congress is responsible for legislating, funding, monitoring, regulating, oversight and investigating the federal agencies in the executive branch. It was their job to investigate any problems that the VA might have and to help provide a solution or remedy. They've known about the back log at the VA at least since 2003. But they seem to have failed to do their job to even provide oversight for the VA.....until last week. If it weren't for media they probably wouldn't have done anything at all.


    "...Congressional oversight refers to oversight by the United States Congress on the Executive Branch, including the numerous U.S. federal agencies. Congressional oversight refers to the review, monitoring, and supervision of federal agencies, programs, activities, and policy implementation.[1] Congress exercises this power largely through its congressional committee system. However, oversight, which dates to the earliest days of the Republic, also occurs in a wide variety of congressional activities and contexts. These include authorization, appropriations, investigative, and legislative hearings by standing committees; specialized investigations by select committees; and reviews and studies by congressional support agencies and staff.

    Congress’s oversight authority derives from its “implied” powers in the Constitution, public laws, and House and Senate rules. It is an integral part of the American system of checks and balances....

    If Congress believes that an agency has drifted from its original mandate, Congress can respond in a number of ways. Congress can pass a law to overrule agency decisions, or to narrow the agency's jurisdiction. Congress can use its appropriations power to restrict the agency's funding. Congress can also narrow the agency's regulatory authority.....
    Congressional oversight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia









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