SOUTHERLAND VOTES TO EXPAND VETERANS’ ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II voted today for the Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014 (H.R. 4810), legislation that provides veterans facing lengthy wait times at VA hospitals with immediate access to private-sector health care.
“This Administration’s failure to care for our nation’s heroes is an absolute shame. With over 57,000 veterans waiting 90 days or more to receive their initial VA appointment, immediate action was needed. I am proud to join my colleagues in unanimously passing this legislation to provide our veterans with the timely, quality health care they deserve. While further action is needed to hold the VA accountable, I urge the Senate to join us in our efforts to provide veterans with immediate access to private-sector health care.”
Southerland is an original cosponsor of the Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014, which passed the House unanimously today. Southerland also cosponsored and supported House passage of the VA Management Accountability Act, legislation allowing for the swift removal of senior executives at the VA who are not fulfilling their responsibilities to our nation’s veterans.