Roe, Walz Statement on House Consideration of Accountability Legislation
Washington, June 7, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527 |
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) released the statement below following Majority Leader McCarthy’s announcement the House would consider the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 next week:
“In order to bring wholesale reform to VA, we must give Secretary Shulkin the tools to fire or discipline employees who don’t live up to the standards expected of those serving our nation’s heroes. We thank Senators Isakson, Rubio and Tester for their work to get a bipartisan bill to the House, and we’re glad House leaders acted quickly to schedule a vote on this important bill. The legislation sent to the House will create the culture of accountability at VA that America’s veterans deserve, while preserving VA employees’ rights, and we look forward to supporting this bill on the House floor.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 would:
More information on the bill can be found here.