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Chairman Miller Responds to President Obama’s VA Claims

Sep 30, 2013

Chairman Miller Responds to President Obama’s VA Claims

WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Obama’s statements today that a government shutdown will leave veteran support centers unstaffed and keep veterans with PTSD from getting VA counseling services, Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement:

"The potential effects of a government shutdown are grave enough without President Obama adding fuel to the fire with misleading statements about how a shutdown might impact VA.  The president’s statements this afternoon are in direct contradiction with the information his own administration is providing to Congress and the public, and it’s disappointing he is now resorting to scare tactics and using veterans in a cynical attempt to score political points. America’s veterans and American taxpayers deserve to hear the truth about what’s at stake in the debate over the continuing resolution. They’re not getting it from President Obama.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs