AFGE applauds efforts to increase hiring, but finds that proposed legislation falls short of what’s needed
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Tuesday (July 11th) the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing to address proposed legislation aimed at improving veterans’ access to care. With 49,000 vacancies at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide and a growing veteran population, AFGE cautioned lawmakers that some of the proposals under consideration may lead to the dismantling of the VA healthcare system and undermine the VA’s efforts to hire desperately needed staff.
The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 250,000 working people at the VA, submitted written testimony to the hearing, “Pending Health Care Legislation,” that addresses the positive and negative bills that will alter the future of the VA.
Full press release: ‘VA Union Calls on Senate to ‘Work on Fixing, Not Dismantling Veterans’ Healthcare’‘