3/17/2017 UPDATE: Because of overwhelming support by advocates like yourself and bipartisan support from members of the House of Representatives, this bill was passed. It now heads to the Senate for consideration. We thank you for your support and encourage you to follow the VFW Action Corps for more information.
The VFW needs you to immediately contact your elected representatives to urge their support of H.R. 1259, a bill designed to help VA hold wrongdoers accountable!
For far too long, under performing employees have been allowed to continue working at VA, simply because the processes for removal are so protracted. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin must expeditiously remove or demote VA employees who endanger the lives of veterans.Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is set to vote on H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, which would grant Secretary Shulkin the authority swiftly and decisively terminate workers who do not deserve to work at VA.
The VFW has long-advocated for holding VA and its employees accountable and we believe this bill is vital to restoring veterans’ faith and trust in their health care system.
Contact your representatives and tell them to pass H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017.
Take action, and contact your state representative now!