Senator Jerry Moran Wants An Explanation About Recent Artwork Purchased By VA

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Calls from Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas, for the Department of Veterans' Affairs to explain a recent art purchase they made.

The Kansas Senator, who serves on the Appropriations Committee and Veterans Affairs Committee, wants the VA to justify spending $562,000 on artwork.

The purchase was done in the last days of fiscal year 2013. Moran outlined several VA programs that could have used the half million dollars,saying, this shouldn't have been done.

"At a time when the nation's crushing debt threatens the well being of our veterans and all Americans."