Arlington, Va. – House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller today announced proposed legislation that would empower the VA secretary to remove any VA employee for misconduct or poor performance.
Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, issued the following statement in reaction:
“Concerned Veterans for America applauds House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller for continuing the push to bring true reform, accountability and transparency to the dysfunctional, corrupt Department of Veterans Affairs.
“While many VA employees are working hard and honestly to serve veterans, some are not—and the VA Accountability Act will empower VA Secretary McDonald to quickly remove VA employees that harm veterans, while also protecting whistleblowers.
“True VA reform and accountability cannot be achieved without a cultural change at the VA, which is what this bill aims to do. If passed and implemented properly, the VA Accountability Act is another step toward transforming the VA and refocusing the agency on its mission to serve veterans.”
This bill will be included as a top priority on CVA’s legislative agenda for our 2015 “Vets on the Hill” outreach initiative April 29-30 in Washington, D.C.
Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.