As a veteran himself, Senator McCain has long gone to battle with the bureaucracy at the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce wait times and improve the care provided to our nation’s veterans. Over just the past 18 months, his office has assisted more than 2,000 veterans with matters involving federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has dedicated four staffers to assisting veterans in the state and across the nation and will continue to tirelessly work to get our veterans the care they deserve.
Senator McCain is committed to getting to the bottom of recent allegations of wrongdoing at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS). His office is ready and able to facilitate communications between whistleblowers and other concerned citizens with relevant congressional committees and the VA Office of the Inspector General. If you have information concerning mismanagement, or waste, fraud, and abuse within our VA system related to the ongoing investigation, you can contact the VA Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-488-8244 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Senator McCain’s Office at 602-952-2410 or here. If you, as a veteran, are encountering problems receiving care, or if you know a veteran who is having similar difficulty, please contact Senator McCain's office at 602-952-2410 or here.
Please note that, if you are a veteran encountering problems receiving care and would like the Senator’s assistance, in order to assist you with your situation his office must have your written consent. The Privacy Act of 1974 protects your personal information, and prohibits a federal agency from distributing your personal information to another party without your written consent. A federal agency will not allow the Senator’s office to assist you without a completed written form of consent. Confidential crisis counseling is available 24/7 through The Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.
Additional links to helpful resources for veterans are below.
Resources For Veterans
|4/23/15||STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON VA’S FAILURE TO FIRE EMPLOYEES FOR GROSS MISMANAGEMENT OF VETERANS HEALTH CARE|
|4/16/15||SENATOR JOHN McCAIN AND CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR URGE VA TO CLARIFY SUSPENSION OF VETERANS’ ENROLLMENT IN AVIATION PROGRAM AT YAVAPAI COLLEGE IN PRESCOTT, ARIZONA|
|4/7/15||REMARKS BY SENATOR McCAIN AT ARIZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE|
|3/24/15||STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON VA’S 40-MILE RULE CHANGE|
|3/13/15||SENATOR McCAIN ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VISIT TO PHOENIX VA TODAY|
|3/10/15||SEN. McCAIN ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S UPCOMING VISIT TO PHOENIX VA|
|2/25/15||SENATOR JOHN McCAIN AND BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS URGE VA SECRETARY ROBERT McDONALD TO RECTIFY PROBLEMS WITH CHOICE CARD ELIGIBILITY AND FULLY IMPLEMENT VA REFORM LEGISLATION|
|2/13/15||STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON VA BEING LISTED IN GAO’S WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE REPORT|
|2/6/15||SENATOR JOHN McCAIN URGES VA SECRETARY McDONALD TO EXAMINE ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT AND WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION AT PHOENIX VA|
|2/3/15||FLOOR STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON THE CLAY HUNT SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR AMERICAN VETERANS ACT|