05.30.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement: 

"The President has accepted the resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki, and top leaders of the Phoenix office have been let go -- the overhaul of the VA has now begun in earnest. The Administration must act quickly to investigate and address chronic deficiencies and intolerable wait periods at VA's around the country. And Congress must help prepare for the surge in demand for Veteran's healthcare as the wounded from the nation's most recent wars continue to grapple with severe injuries and trauma. 

"Veterans in my district should know that if they experience any problem with the VA that we can assist with, please reach out to me. My office routinely assists veterans from our community in their efforts to get the treatment, medicine and care from the VA that they have earned, and we are ready to help you in any way."