Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on July 7, 2015, during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem, multiple in fact. It can’t count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care. It says some VA hospitals may have to close if the agency can't get $2.5 billion. And a year after scandal rocked the department, congressional Republicans want to know why the number of employees fired is so low.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on July 7, 2015, during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem, multiple in fact. It can’t count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care. It says some VA hospitals may have to close if the agency can't get $2.5 billion. And a year after scandal rocked the department, congressional Republicans want to know why the number of employees fired is so low. CAROLYN KASTER AP
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on July 7, 2015, during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem, multiple in fact. It can’t count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care. It says some VA hospitals may have to close if the agency can't get $2.5 billion. And a year after scandal rocked the department, congressional Republicans want to know why the number of employees fired is so low. CAROLYN KASTER AP

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