WASHINGTON (WSAZ) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Wednesday sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki calling for an outside, independent audit of the VA, according to information from Manchin's office.

Manchin also called for expedition of the agency’s internal review that is currently underway.

Manchin urges Shinseki to assess the efficacy of the VA’s structural, systematic and personnel divisions to make sure veterans receive the best available services in a timely manner.

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