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Westerman on VA: We Must “Hold Accountable Those who Fail to Provide Proper Care”

June 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Tuesday (June 13) upon passage of S. 1094 - Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act:

“The failings of the Veterans Administration are well known. In order to fix the problems within the VA, accountability is needed,” Westerman said. “That is why I voted today for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This bill provides the tools to quickly fire, demote, or suspend employees found to have warranted such action. It would also allow the VA to recover bonuses and reduce retirement benefits for VA staffers who commit misconduct. America’s veterans have made enormous sacrifices in defense of our freedom. We must stand with them, provide them the services they’ve earned, and hold accountable those who fail to provide proper care.”

S. 1094 is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump later this week.

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