May 29, 2014

Kaine Statement On VA Inspector General’s Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today:

"Congress and our veterans have been calling for dramatic action to end waiting times for years.  Despite assurances from VA leadership that the issue is being addressed and improved, the latest revelations, including widespread falsification of records, demonstrate the systemic nature of the problem and that efforts to solve it have not been successful. I believe the only way to regain the confidence of our veterans and the public that we will solve this problem and provide the VA services that veterans are entitled to in a prompt, efficient and compassionate way is for the President to select new leadership of this critical agency."