Central Louisiana Congressmen react to House passage of VA Acountability Act
KALB - Washington, DC - Congressman Abraham's response:
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, helped pass the VA Accountability Act of 2015 on Wednesday, July 29.
Dr. Abraham was an original cosponsor of the legislation authored by House Committee on Veterans Affairs chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
“In my role as the chairman of the Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, I spend most days working to reform the dysfunctional Department of Veterans Affairs. I’ve led hearings where we’ve heard about manipulated wait times, the broken appeals system and billions in wasted money. A recurring theme from the VA has been that it’s too hard to fire the people who are responsible for these problems.
“The VA Accountability Act gives the department the power it says it needs to hold employees accountable. Too many in that department have forgotten that they work for the veteran, not the other way around. This bill can bring the reform the VA desperately needs so that we can finally bring some positive changes and get our American heroes the care they deserve,” Dr. Abraham said.
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