Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement after the President signed S. 1094, the VA Accountability Act:
“Today, our country takes a significant step to reform the VA with a renewed purpose and ability to serve our veterans. The ultimate goal is nothing less than a transformation of the culture within the VA so that our veterans receive the best care possible. As we know, most VA employees consider it their personal mission to heal and care for those who served us. But that mission is put at risk by the continued corruption, incompetence, and scandal of a few bad employees. We won’t let this continue because we can’t let this continue. The health and well-being of our veterans is too important.
“With President Trump’s signature today, the VA Accountability Act will give the Secretary of Veterans Affairs the authority to remove bad VA employees and hire the best personnel to fulfill the promise we made as a nation to provide for the health and well-being of our veterans. Congress will continue to build on this reform until all veterans have the VA they deserve.”