Want to see how congressional oversight is supposed to work? Check out this video of Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-KS, grilling Department of Veterans Affairs Glenn Haggstrom about why he received nearly $55,000 in performance bonuses despite overseeing a unit that chronically underestimated costs and overspent its budget.
Haggstrom is the principal executive director of VA's Office of Acquisition, Logistics & Construction. His operation was spotlighted in a recent GAO report that uncovered shocking cost overruns and delays on four major construction projects (ranging from 59% to 144% over cost and 14 to 72 months past promised completion dates).
Mark Tapscott is executive editor of The Washington Examiner.