DAV Statement on Call for VA Accountability

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DAV is encouraged by President Obama’s strong call today for accountability and transparency concerning allegations of secret waiting lists, falsification of medical appointment records and the destruction of official documents at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities.

“We are particularly pleased to hear the president say that if these allegations prove to be true, he pledges to hold whoever is responsible fully accountable,” said DAV Washington Headquarters Executive Director Garry J. Augustine.

DAV continues pressing for a full, transparent investigation into these extremely troubling allegations.

“Resources is an issue that needs to be taken into account,” Mr. Augustine said. “Congress has some blame to share in this fiasco. Over the past 10 years, the VA has received $7.8 billion in appropriations less than we have called for in the Independent Budget.”