Earlier this year, watchdogs in the Department of Veterans Affairs health agency found long wait times and dishonest management. House Republicans responded swiftly, passing H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014, and took time to listen to problems and stories from veterans around the country.
Yet there is still a lot of work to be done to fix the broken VA health care system — and House Republicans have not let up in pursuing a better alternative.
This week, four VA Senior Executives were fired for falsifying records and purchasing questionable contracts. House Republicans responded to the news swiftly, praising both watchdogs that came forward and made this story public.
VA fires 4 senior executives, but more must be done to ensure our veterans get the care they need and deserve http://t.co/VptpNp7ZSO
— Scott DesJarlais (@DesJarlaisTN04) October 7, 2014
The sacrifices made by veterans are irrefutable, and House Republicans have made visiting and speaking with the veterans in their community a priority. Many House Republicans have held job fairs, seminars, and workshops for Veterans and their families.
— Reid Ribble (@RepRibble) October 7, 2014
The problems unearthed at the VA this spring were horrifying and upsetting — but House Republicans have made fixing these problems a priority. We also understand that the problems at the VA are not the responsibility of a few individuals, but rather a pervasive problem within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Regardless of the news cycle, House Republicans are continuing to work for veterans across the country both at home and in the hospital.