Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan applauded an announcement that the FBI is investigating potential misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after the VA Inspector General (IG) report highlighted serious and widespread scheduling issues in VA medical facilities across the country. Earlier this week, Senator Hagan joined a bipartisan group of 20 Senators in sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to lead a criminal investigation. Click here to read the full letter
"The potential criminal wrongdoing by those entrusted with providing healthcare to our veterans is appalling. It's time to get to the bottom of this immediately and hold those responsible accountable for their actions," said Senator Hagan. "We need swift action so the VA can begin restoring the trust and confidence of those who have honorably served our country. I will be working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on behalf of the nearly 800,000 veterans in North Carolina to make sure they are receiving the care they have earned in a timely manner." In the wake of a VA report that showed the Fayetteville VA Medical Center had some of the highest wait times in the country, Senator Hagan sent a letter to Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson urging him to personally come to Fayetteville and explain directly to veterans what measures were being taken to establish high quality, accessible health care. Acting Secretary Gibson visited the Fayetteville VAMC yesterday, where he met with representatives of Hagan's office and other stakeholders. Hagan comes from a strong military family. Her father-in-law was a two-star Marine General; her brother and father served in the Navy; her husband, Chip, is a Vietnam veteran who used the GI Bill to help pay for law school; and she has two nephews who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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