(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Mike Rogers made the following remarks today in response to a report from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General. The report reveals the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System falsified wait times on Veterans’ records, among other problems. The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) has two campuses, one in Montgomery and one in Tuskegee.
“Across the nation the VA has showed an outrageous pattern of mismanagement and malfeasance, and I am appalled to learn that certain employees at Alabama VA facilities have been a part of this. To know that any of our Veterans experienced artificially extended wait times is deeply disturbing. No matter how many employees are involved, all implicated in this scandal should be terminated,” Rogers stated.
Rogers says he plans to meet later this week with investigators from the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to hear more about the situation facing East Alabama’s Veterans. “Our Veterans deserve the best care, and Congress must ensure they receive it,” he said.