Senator Van de Putte Approves of VA Reform Legislation
San Antonio, TX — Texas veterans were finally heard by Republicans and Democrats in Washington. Today, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, issued the following statement:
"The recent scandals at the VA dishonor our nation's heroes. Delaying care for those who protect us is unacceptable. The reform legislation signed today is a step in the right direction, but we must remain vigilant.
"As Chair of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee, I will work with the state and federal government to ensure that this reform works for all our veterans. With the addition of thousands of doctors and nurses, our veterans will now have new avenues to more quickly receive the medical care they've earned. It's about time the federal government took appropriate action to phase out the perverse system of administrative bonuses that delayed care and risked the lives of so many of our heroes."