Press Releases

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the latest reports of mismanagement and neglect in the Phoenix VA Health Care System:

“We are outraged and saddened by the latest reports of mismanagement and neglect in the Phoenix VA Health Care System. It is unconscionable that officials at the Phoenix VA reportedly would allow a level of systemic failure that resulted in delays linked to the deaths of up to 40 veterans who were awaiting medical care, and then allegedly tampered with documents to cover it up. To get to the bottom of these whistleblower reports, which our offices have been actively investigating for months, we request that the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee initiate an investigation and hold hearings as soon as possible. Our nation has a duty to provide the best quality of care to those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf, and we must hold to account those responsible for breaking faith with that solemn obligation.”

 

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