Daines: VA Incompetence Hurting America’s Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today expressed his deep concerns regarding the latest report from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General:

“This report paints a disturbing pattern of incompetence at the Department of the Veterans Affairs. It is unconscionable that our nation’s veterans have not been able to effectively access the health care that was promised to them. The level of this failure should outrage every American, and it’s incomprehensible that the VA’s haphazard record keeping system and crippling bureaucracy hides the true scope of this issue. Our veterans deserve the utmost care and respect and yet the VA continues to fail them. I will continue to steadfastly work to uphold our nation’s promises to our veterans – which includes timely and quality health care services and holding poor-performing VA personnel accountable.”

Daines was a champion of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act in the House of Representatives. He has been actively urging the VA to implement the reforms in a timely and effective manner.

The full VA Inspector General report can be found here.