Collins Statement on VA Accountability Act
WASHINGTON—Today the House of Representatives passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) issued the following statement in response to its passage:
“America owes its freedom to the men and women who fight to protect it. These selfless veterans deserve outstanding service from the VA, and, sadly, too many egregious exceptions to this standard have come to light. The VA Accountability Act helps ensure that veterans receive high-quality, efficient health care and access to services by holding VA employees accountable for their actions.
“This bill will prioritize veterans over politics, protect individuals who expose abuses in the VA system and highlight the faithful work that many VA employees are doing. It’s an honor to vote in favor of this legislation. I thank Senator Johnny Isakson for his tireless work on this bill in the Senate, and I look forward to its arrival on the president’s desk.”