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(CNN) – Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, is calling on President Barack Obama to "restore accountability and transparency within the department."
"What we're finding now is every rock that we turn over, we are finding that there is a problem" Miller tells CNN's Jake Tapper.
Obama sought to tamp down increasing calls for firm action on a growing controversy involving fraudulent record-keeping that covered up excessive and sometimes deadly waiting times for veterans at some VA facilities.
CNN reported last month that in Phoenix, the department used fraudulent record-keeping – including secret lists – that covered up excessive waiting periods for veterans, with some dying in the process.
Read:Obama on VA allegations: 'I will not stand for it'
Miller did not call for the resignation of embattled Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, saying he wants to wait to see the investigation into the VA hospitals.
"This problem is more than just Secretary Shinseki, and once Secretary Shinseki leaves, you take away the situation that has applied pressure to the department," said the Florida Republican.
For more from Rep. Jeff Miller, check out the video above.
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