06.05.14

Bipartisan Agreement Reached on Legislation to Address Crisis at VA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement following news of a bipartisan agreement on legislation to address the crisis at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

"I am pleased that a bipartisan agreement has been reached on legislation to address the crisis at VA. Veterans should not have the care they deserve and need waylaid by partisan bickering. The issues at the VA are systemic and deeply rooted in the agency's culture, so it will take both parties working together, along with VSOs, VA officials, and veterans themselves to get VA back to its core mission - serving veterans. I would like to thank Senator McCain and Senator Coburn for their hard work and contributions."