As the mother, wife, and daughter of U.S. veterans, I believe our country has no greater responsibility than providing for our national defense and supporting the brave men and women who fight to protect our freedoms. Like many Tennesseans, I am outraged by the unacceptable wait times, claim backlogs, and pure lack of accountability displayed at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Following reports of negligence and unacceptable wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the House has voted with my support to boost VA funding, allow the VA Secretary to immediately fire underperforming executives who fail in their duty to our veterans, and empower veterans facing long wait times to seek care in the private sector at no additional cost to them.
I am dedicated to ensuring that our veterans receive the benefits they deserve. For this reason, I have supported legislation such as the Show America’s Veterans You’ve Got Their Six Act, the Faster Care for Veterans Act, and the Veteran Transplant Coverage Act – bills that provide a greater quality of healthcare to service members and their families. Our veterans have fulfilled their commitment to our country in ways that most of us can only imagine, and they deserve the finest medical treatment we can provide them.
More on Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) welcomed 27 middle Tennessee World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to Washington D.C. this week as part of a visit with Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee. The program provides area veterans with a free one-day trip to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials. Congressman Black released the following statement:
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Gallatin, TN – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released a special video message commemorating the Veterans Day holiday. A transcript of Congressman Black’s remarks is provided below. To watch the video on YouTube, click here.
Washington, DC– Today, Congressman Diane Black released the following statement after the Tennessee Valley VA released a message announcing plans to improve services to veterans following her call for a federal investigation of its Murfreesboro facility:
Washington, DC– Today, Congressman Diane Black led a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald highlighting stunning reports of mismanagement and inefficiencies at the Alvin C. York Campus of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, located in Murfreesboro.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) issued the following statement on House passage of the Conference Report on H.R. 3230 – the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act: