Saturday, May 31, 2014

Congressman Robert Hurt's Statement on Secretary Eric Shinseki’s Resignation

Friday, May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement in response to the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki:


"I thank Secretary Shinseki for his service to our country and his willingness to accept responsibility for the failures that have occurred during his tenure as Secretary of the VA.  As we move forward, we must recognize that one man alone is not responsible for the broken system of veterans health care – the VA must be meaningfully and structurally reformed to ensure that our veterans receive the level of care they so genuinely deserve.  Our nation's veterans have made countless sacrifices in the name of our liberty, and it is of the utmost importance that we continue to promote greater accountability within the VA to restore our commitment to those who serve."