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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Rep. Abraham hears different accounts of whether problems are solved at Philadelphia VA

June 30, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON – When Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, visited a Veterans Affairs Benefits Office in Philadelphia two weeks ago, he received contradictory assessments on whether the office had straightened out problems identified by the VA's inspector general.

"We got basically two different takes on the problems," Abraham said. "Management said things are rosy and that the problems have been addressed and the employees, who I tend to believe, said that's not the case. So, there's a huge disconnect."

Abraham, a physician elected to the House in December, chairs the Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, which has taken on more oversight duties into the agency since major problems were uncovered in 2014.

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