Eric Shinseki en Maffei and Hanna join calls for VA secretary's resignation <p></p><p>Central New York’s two congressmen have joined in the calls for the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to resign.</p><p>Pressure on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is growing over long wait times for patients at VA hospitals. Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) and Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) have both called for Shinseki to step down as the secretary of Veterans Affairs.</p><p>They're part of a growing list of congressmen to do so.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:58:58 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56539 at Maffei and Hanna join calls for VA secretary's resignation VA Secretary Shinseki helps celebrate anniversary of medical center <p>Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is in Syracuse today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the city's VA Medical Center.<br><br>Yesterday, he met with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and other community leaders who advocate for veterans for a round table discussion at Fowler High school about how to improve veterans' employment prospects.<br><br>Shinseki says veterans need to boost their job-seeking skills, but employers need to develop a better understanding of the value veterans can offer their businesses.<br> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:06:05 +0000 Joanna Richards 39543 at