Sen. Leticia Van de Putte issues statement on Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation
SAN ANTONIO — Today, after the Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki resigned from his post, Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte released the following:
"As the Chair of the Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee in the Texas Senate, I will continue to work with local, state and federal leaders to ensure Texas veterans receive the care they earned — and so rightly deserve — with their service.
"This issue will also be addressed in our hearings next month for the VAMI committee where we will ensure veterans' voices are heard.
"I thank Secretary Shinseki for his service, but his resignation alone, by no means, has solved this problem. The bottom line is this: hopefully, Washington can turn away from finger pointing and earnestly begin to work to fix this broken system of care. Now, Texas will take the lead to best fill in their gaps."