Just one year ago, Americans learned of secret VA wait lists, whistleblower retaliation and veteran patients dying while waiting to see a doctor. Despite these revelations, few VA employees have been held accountable for their negligence.
We need your help to bring about true reform at the VA.
Later today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1994, the VA Accountability Reform Act, which will streamline the process for removing or demoting VA employees for poor performance or misconduct, and enhance protections for whistleblowers who expose negligence.
In addition, Congress will soon consider a bill that provides the VA increased spending flexibility to better meet the health care needs of our nation’s veterans while keeping hospitals from closing. In the interest of our veteran members facing urgent health care needs, we urge Congress to support the funding measure.
Please call your members of Congress TODAY and encourage them to support increased staff accountability at the VA and budget flexibility to keep hospitals open.
Passing VA accountability reform is the next step in IAVA’s eight-point “Marshall Plan for Veterans” issued last year to restore confidence in the VA. We still have a long way to go but we hope this bill will help heal the rift created between the VA and our veterans.
IAVA is a non-partisan organization founded and led by post-9/11 veterans. For more information about IAVA’s policy priorities, visit: http://iava.org/campaigns/
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