May 24 2017
WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) voted to make it easier to discipline bad employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Boozman joined his Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee colleagues to favorably report out the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. This legislation, cosponsored by Boozman, would allow the secretary of the VA to dismiss bad employees while protecting those who expose wrongdoing.
“We must have measures in place that allow VA to hold responsible those employees who abuse their power and put our veterans in danger. This bill allows VA to better serve our veterans by creating a culture of accountability. Equally important, it protects employees who are committed to providing the best care and attention to these men and women. I am pleased the committee quickly approved this important legislation and I urge the full senate to promptly pass this bill,” Boozman said.
This bill improves accountability measures Congress passed in The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.