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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement in Response to Reports of Internal Issues at Veterans Affairs

Mar 5, 2018
Press Release

DALLAS, TX – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in response to New York Times and Washington Post reports that political appointees within the Trump Administration are seeking to undermine the role of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin:

“As a non-practicing nurse who served 15 years at the Dallas Veterans Hospital and now a Senior Member of Congress representing one of the nation’s largest VA hospitals, I oppose any effort to privatize the VA.  Millions of veterans rely on VA healthcare services and any efforts to privatize these services solely for private gain would be an egregious move that a majority of veterans outright oppose.  We need to work on improving existing care and services, rather than promoting wealth for outside influencers.  The lives of our veterans depend on our ability to preserve the integrity of the VA system and mission.”

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