CVA statement on McDonough pick to lead VA
Veterans group calls for continued transformation, veteran empowerment
ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement on President-Elect Biden’s choice of Denis McDonough to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs in the new administration:
“The current state of veterans health care has improved significantly since 2014, with a greater focus on the needs of the veteran as opposed to the needs of the bureaucracy. We encourage the Biden Administration and Mr. McDonough to continue the important transformations at the Department of Veterans Affairs and to not reverse the progress that has been made with the VA MISSION Act and other reforms in progress under the current administration. By committing to the shared goals of modernizing and positioning the VA to meet the needs of a rapidly changing veteran population, we can improve the lives of veterans today and generations to come. We must continue to put the veteran ahead of the institution and we look forward to working with the next secretary to best serve and empower our nation’s veterans.”
In November, CVA sent a letter to the Biden Transition Team and Department of Veterans Affairs Transition team outlining its recommendations for policies and issues to prioritize over the next four years to remove barriers to veterans realizing their full potential. You can read the letter here.