05.30.14

House Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Takano Statement on the Resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shinseki

Washington DC – House Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Mark Takano released the following statement after Secretary of Veterans Affairs General Eric Shinseki resigned:
 
“General Shinseki has served his country for decades and I admire his dedication toward our veterans. But with the recent revelations that some VA facilities were hiding wait times and using secret wait lists, I believe that his decision to resign as Secretary of Veterans Affairs will help the investigation, as it can now proceed without distraction. It is my hope that the investigation will be completed swiftly, and reforms that will treat our veterans with the care and respect they deserve will be implemented as soon as possible.”