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Durbin Says Better Days Ahead for the VA during D-Day Remembrance

Durbin Says Better Days Ahead for the VA during D-Day Remembrance

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The nation’s veterans can count on better things ahead from the VA, U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin said in Springfield Friday.

“We owe every veteran a lot,” he said after the D-Day observance at the World War II memorial. “It’s a lesson learned over the debate we’ve had in Washington the last few weeks.” Durbin says the hospitals need more resources, more medical personnel, and more services.

Durbin says he never joined the voices calling for now-former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s head.

“This man, a disabled veteran from Vietnam, is someone I respect so much that I knew, if it came to the point where he couldn’t handle this job or believed someone else would do it better, he would step aside, and he made that decision, and I think it was the right decision.”

Months-long waits for appointments and sometimes fatal delays are the hallmarks of the problems which have come to light with VA care nationwide, but particularly in Phoenix.

 

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