The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has agreed to hold a hearing on recent allegations of mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center.

The hearing will follow an investigation by the VA Office of Inspector General.

Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva and Kyrsten Sinema were seeking a full inquiry.

The lawmakers say allegations of delays in care, mismanagement and false record-keeping at the Phoenix VA Medical Center are disturbing.

Recently, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs said the panel's investigators concluded as many as 40 Arizona veteran deaths could be related to delays in care.

Phoenix VA Health Care System officials said they have asked for an external review by the Inspector General and will address any problems quickly.