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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on Firing of VA Secretary Shulkin

March 29, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after the president announced the removal of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin:

“I thank Secretary Shulkin for his commitment to our nation’s veterans and for his work at the VA. I am disappointed with President Trump’s lack of leadership and with the political forces that support VA privatization over fixing the VA. There is a lot to do to improve veterans’ access to the highest quality health care, which they have earned through their service to our nation. The next Secretary must protect the VA healthcare system from efforts to dismantle it. I remember how, in August of last year, Secretary Shulkin made commitments to New Hampshire veterans. I still expect those commitments to be met. Anything less is unacceptable.”