Department of Veterans Affairs Gen. Eric Shinseki DeFazio Speaks Out About VA Bureaucracy By Angela Kellner • May 30, 2014 http://defazio.house.gov/ Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke out Friday about the problems plaguing the Veterans Administration, including struggles in his home state. Head of Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Backs Gen. Eric Shinseki By Angela Kellner • May 29, 2014 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has joined other lawmakers calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. In a preliminary report released Wednesday, the VA's Inspector General said delaying medical care and trying to cover it up has become systemic. Cameron Smith is the Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.