October 14, 2016
October 14, 2016
After the string of recent scandals at the VA and a report last week from the Union Tribune showing how a veteran had to involve reporters, just to get the VA Clinic’s phone system fixed in Mission Valley, Congressman Darrell Issa is calling on San Diego area veterans to contact his office with specific problems in the local the San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.
Darrell Issa is asking the public to submit comments between today and Friday, October 21st so that he can take immediate action, presenting them to San Diego VA Director Robert Smith for action at a meeting to be held later this month.
Veterans experiencing problems may submit their concerns to a special email hotline set up by the office of Congressman Darrell Issa at Issa.Veterans@mail.house.gov or by calling his Vista Office at 760-599-5000.
Congressman Darrell Issa released the following statement: “Our veterans are tired of waiting on Washington to fix the problems that plague our VA healthcare system. I’m ready to work today to fix the immediate needs of our country’s heroes and ensure our VA system lives up to the promises we’ve made.”
He continued, “Many of the problems don’t need billions of dollars or large transformations. They simply require better listening, more accountability and leaders attuned to the issues veterans face every day. If you’re experiencing issues with the VA, please bring them to me so I can deliver these concerns directly to the top – and more importantly – get action. No problem is too small for me to take to San Diego Director Dr. Robert Smith, from downed phone lines, inadequate parking, to trouble scheduling appointments – bring me your trouble and I will work toward a fix.”