Department of Veterans Affairs Gen. Eric Shinseki

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke out Friday about the problems plaguing the Veterans Administration, including struggles in his home state.

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.