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Rep. Gus Bilirakis uses national GOP address to call for VA reform

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, delivered the weekly GOP address on Saturday.

"It has been nearly two years since VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a series of scandals. At the time, the president said—and I quote—'the number one priority is making sure that problems get fixed.' But problems have not been fixed, and it’s not clear whether it’s a priority for this administration. Despite receiving more funding, the VA is still taking too long to process claims. Wait times are actually worse."

[Last modified: Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:53pm]

    

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