President Trump will likely be forced to answer questions from Congress and the public about the deadly VA scandal as the House and Senate committees investigate the VA’s scandal-plagued medical center in Arizona.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the committee, which has jurisdiction over the VA.
Gowdy is set to unveil a report on the scandal that is expected to reveal what he has learned about what happened at Phoenix VA Medical Center.
The report is expected by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to identify and punish key players, including senior VA officials, and the scope of the scandal.
The report is likely to include recommendations for what can be done to reform the VA and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R.W., has promised to provide an update on the findings of the investigation.
He also is expected Tuesday to hold a news conference with Vice President Mike Pence and VA Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss what to do about the scandal and to answer lawmakers’ questions about what has been uncovered.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee, announced Tuesday that he will also be testifying in person.
Cummings will be joined by a number of other lawmakers.
Democrats, who have been holding hearings since the VA scandal broke in the spring of 2016, have demanded answers from the Trump administration.
House Democrats are also holding hearings next week on how the VA should be reformed, with Cummings and other members of Congress in attendance.
Elijah E. Cummings, Jr. (D-MD.) and Michael Capuano (D) of Massachusetts and Jackie Speier, D‑Calif., the top Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, are the top two House Democrats scheduled to appear before the Oversight Committee.