Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment _ 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Veterans Aff
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner isn't ready to join other members of Congress who say Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign.<br />
Boehner tells reporters that he's reserving judgment about the embattled secretary.<br />
The Ohio Republican says even if Shinseki were to step down, that won't get to the bottom of the problems for the VA's troubled health care system.<br />
Boehner says President Barack Obama needs to step up and show leadership on the issue.<br />
Boehner's comments came one day after a watchdog's report found systemic problems at the VA nationwide.<br />
The report said about 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the Phoenix VA hospital.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
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