CVA Urges “Yes” Vote on VA Management Accountability Act
Arlington, Va. – With the House of Representatives scheduled to vote on the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 (HR 4031) on Wednesday, Concerned Veterans for America today sent a “key vote” letter to each representative urging them to vote for the bill’s passage.
May 19, 2014
Dear Representative, On behalf of the veterans and military families of Concerned Veterans for America, we strongly urge you to vote YES tomorrow on HR 4031—the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014. The legislation that would allow the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs to fire underperforming Senior Executive Services (SES) managers for cause, fostering a culture of accountability that is sorely lacking at VA. We urge you to vote YES on both SUSPENSION OF THE RULES and FINAL PASSAGE of HR 4031. CVA will take note of both votes and use it to guide our future efforts. HR 4031 is a common sense, first step solution to systemic problems plaguing the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The department has experienced budgetary increases since 2006, yet it continues to fail to meet its own goals. And yet, as VA’s performance has failed to meet basic standards, nobody has been held accountable—making in nearly impossible to change VA’s calcified culture. Our veterans and our countries deserve better. This is why we must empower the VA Secretary—either Secretary Shinseki or the next Secretary—to change the culture at VA and put the focus back on the customers who deserve the very best: America’s veterans. If you have any questions before tomorrow’s vote, do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-678-4664. Sincerely, Tal Coley Senior Policy Analyst Concerned Veterans for America
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