May 20, 2021

Chairman Takano Announces Committee Hearing on Infrastructure and American Jobs Plan

Hearing will assess VA’s physical, staffing, & support systems infrastructure needs

Press Contact

Jenni Geurink | 202.819.4684

WASHINGTON, D.C —Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) announced a full Committee hearing on the American Jobs Plan and how we can build back VA’s infrastructure--  the physical buildings, human capital, and systems of support that serve our veterans. The full Committee hearing entitled, “Investing in a Better VA: Examining the Role of Infrastructure in Veterans’ Access to Care and Benefits” will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:30 PM ET with witnesses from VA and VSOs, as well as other stakeholders. 


“If we’re going to build back veterans’ trust in VA, we have to start making serious investments in the outdated infrastructure meant to serve them—and it’s clear that nearly three fourths of Americans agree,” said Chairman Takano. “That’s why I’m pleased that we are having a hearing next week to discuss how we can meet the infrastructure needs of VA and our nation’s veterans. Through the investments in the American Jobs Plan, we can restore veterans’ faith in VA by literally rebuilding the physical infrastructure of the VA system, investing in in VA’s workforce, and providing much needed updates to the support structures that serve our veterans. This is just an initial investment, but with President Biden’s plan as a framework, we can strengthen veterans’ connection to the Department while also building a stronger, more welcoming, and more effective VA.”


Full hearing details below: 


THURSDAY, May 27, 2021


“Investing in a Better VA: Examining the Role of Infrastructure in Veterans’ Access to Care and Benefits.”

2:30 PM ET; YouTubeFacebook