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VA Secretary Resigns: NC Lawmakers Respond

VA Secretary Resigns: NC Lawmakers Respond

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North Carolina lawmakers sound off on the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.  Congressman Robert Pittenger joined us in studio.  He says applauds Secretary Eric Shinseki for making a difficult decision.  He calls Shinseki a good man and a patriot.  Still, Congressman Pittinger says the problems at the VA must be addressed.  While President Obama says the Veterans Hospitals may require more doctors and nurses, Pittenger suggests it is an issue of management rather than money. 

Here is the statement Congressman Pittenger released today:

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER: PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS TO “WALK THE TALK” ON PROMISES OF V.A. REFORM

WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had these comments following the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs General Eric Shinseki:

“The Veterans Affairs system is badly broken, and has been for some time. President Obama must act decisively to appoint an outside, effective, and engaged manager who will actively visit V.A. facilities across the country and inspect for what he expects.

“General Shinseki is an honorable American who served our country with distinction. However, in the face of systemic corruption and bureaucratic stagnation at the V.A., fresh leadership is needed. Today, General Shinseki once again put his country first by stepping down. We should all thank him for his decades of service.

“As a candidate, President Obama promised to ‘make the V.A. a leader of national health care reform so that veterans get the best care possible.’ Now is the time to walk the talk. Our veterans deserve better.”

Congressman Pittenger’s staff has helped thousands of local veterans resolve issues with the V.A. Any veteran living in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District is eligible to receive assistance. To learn more, call Congressman Pittenger’s Charlotte office at 704-362-1060.


Senator Kay Hagan broke ranks this week in calling for Shinseki’s resignation.  She also released a statement today on the resignation of the VA Secretary.  Here is her statement.



"The Inspector General's report outlining systemic problems at the VA is appalling, and I have said that we must hold those responsible accountable. Secretary Shinseki has served our country honorably. However, I believe his decision to step aside at this moment is appropriate and will allow the VA to move forward with new leadership to implement the necessary reforms and restore our veterans' trust in VA leadership. But our work is only beginning. The investigations and accountability must proceed, and we should make every effort in the coming weeks and months to implement reforms that ensure nothing like this happens again. North Carolina is home to nearly 800,000 veterans, and I remain committed to ensuring we are keeping the promises we have made to the men and women in uniform who have sacrificed to protect our country and our freedoms."


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