Senators Raise Concerns Over Burrowing In, Other 'Midnight' Activities at VA

Government Executive: The Veterans Affairs Department has switched its top personnel official into a career position at a much maligned office, sparking concerns among lawmakers who are asking VA to halt that and other “questionable political actions” in the last weeks of the Trump administration.  

Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said in a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie that the department was rushing to install personnel and policies at the 11th hour before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, including through the ever-controversial practice known as "burrowing in."

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