House Sends VA Reform Bill to White House

Coffman Hails Passage of Act

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Washington, DC, June 13, 2017 | comments

 U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon passage of S. 1094, the ‘Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.’ This bipartisan legislation will reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the Secretary to dismiss poorly-performing employees while strengthening protections for whistleblowers.

“The VA has consistently failed to meet our nation’s obligations to the men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices in defense of our freedoms…” Coffman added, “Time and time again, I have called and worked for reforms in the VA—an organization that has been mired in a culture of corruption and bureaucratic incompetence. While there is a lot more to get done, today we took a significant step in the right direction.”

S. 1094 passed the House with a final vote of 368-55 and will now be sent to the White House for the President’s signature. You can view the full text of the legislation HERE.


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