Demanding Answers for Eastern Washington’s Veterans

May 14, 2015
Press
Veterans

“I look to the future with hope that we can act swiftly and appropriately – to not only demand answers from the VA – but to pass long-term solutions for our veterans’ health care.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the following statement after an internal Department of Veterans Affairs report revealed that $6 billion have been misspent annually in waste, fraud and abuse at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“The consistent disregard for taxpayer dollars within the Department of Veterans Affairs is more than financial mismanagement – it is blatant disrespect for the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. The information released in this report is horrifying, and I refuse to allow these delinquencies to be repeated or allowed. As Eastern Washington’s representative in Congress – representing the brave men and women at Fairchild Air Force Base – I will not waver in my fight to create a 21st-century Department of Veterans Affairs. I look to the future with hope that we can act swiftly and appropriately – to not only demand answers from the VA – but to pass long-term solutions for our veterans’ health care.”

Read the Washington Post article highlighting the VA’s mismanagement here.

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