Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care
Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable
24 June, 2017, 01:22
We thank President Trump for signing this bill and Senator Marco Rubio for boldly championing it.
President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law created to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
"As you all know all too well, for many years the government failed to keep its promises to our veterans. Today we are finally changing those laws".
The bill also would allow the VA to take back bonuses paid to employees found guilty of misconduct and would prohibit employees who are appealing discipline from being placed on paid administrative leave. "To achieve this goal, it is critical that employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are held to the highest performance standards, and that they are accountable when those standards are not met". The bill also saw significant approval in the Senate.
The measure ensures that VA employees who are terminated will not remain on the VA payroll while appealing their terminations. The Senate passed the bill by voice vote a week earlier.
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"The ultimate goal is nothing less than a transformation of the culture within the VA so that our veterans receive the best care possible", McCarthy said. These bad employees are failing in their duty to serve our nation's veterans, many without disciplinary action, and something needs to be done.
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President Donald Trump (2nd L), first lady Melania Trump (L), and Vice President Mike Pence (R) applaud during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday in Washington, DC.
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