Congressman Bishop Has High Hopes for New VA Secretary

Sanford Bishop, one of Georgia’s three military veterans in congress, says he likes the confirmation of Robert McDonald as new Veterans Affairs Secretary.

In a statement released on Thursday following McDonald’s confirmation, Bishop said:

“Now it’s time to get to work on the laundry list of VA improvements for our veterans. In addition to changing the management culture at the VA and ensuring that veterans get the timely care and consideration to which they are entitled, the VA needs to continue to address veterans’ homelessness, fully develop an integrated DoD-VA Electronic Health Records System, and eliminate the claims backlog for all veterans waiting for the benefits they are due. I look forward to working with Secretary Robert McDonald to address these important issues.”

In case you were wondering, Cong. Bishop is also the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.