“Breaking News” Rep. Maffei Statement on Resignation of Secretary Shinseki

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) today released the following statement in response to the announcement that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki is resigning from his post:

“Secretary Shinseki is a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served his nation in uniform for thirty years. He made the right decision to step down from his position at the VA, and I praise him for putting the needs of our nation’s veterans first. In light of this week’s disturbing revelations of systemic mismanagement throughout the VA, we must be focused on what is best for our veterans. I urge the President to appoint new leadership at the VA immediately so that we can fix the problems within the agency as soon as possible and move forward on the path to true reform that leaves no veteran behind.”