WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and a sponsor of the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, released the following statement today on the Senate’s vote on the compromise bill:
"As a sponsor of the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, I am pleased the Senate has risen to the occasion and come together on this critical legislation," Sen. Moran said. "I am still in Kansas attending to my family, but there should be no question of my support for this bill. Had I been in Washington, I would have joined my colleagues in voting in favor of this bipartisan plan to help make certain veterans receive the access to quality, timely care they deserve. I will continue to work to address the challenges and problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs so our nation’s heroes have a VA worthy of their service."
Sen. Moran laid his father and World War II Veteran Ray E. Moran to rest yesterday in Plainville, Kansas. Last Thursday, he made a plea on the Senate floor for his colleagues to put politics aside and pass legislation that truly addresses the failures within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Sen. Moran called on the Senate to emulate the men and women commemorated by the War Memorials on the National Mall, individuals who served our country with honor, and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Click here to watch Sen. Moran’s remarks on YouTube.
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