Rep. Poliquin Calls on VA to Reduce Wait Times
Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced he will cosponsor the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016.
This bipartisan legislation, which was introduced by Democratic Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06), will provide our Veterans in Maine with options to more easily schedule appointments with VA clinics and help reduce long wait times.
Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
I have met with hundreds of our Veterans across Maine and heard from them personally about long wait times and substandard care at the VA,” said Congressman Poliquin. “It is absolutely unacceptable and unimaginable that VA Secretary Robert McDonald would compare our Veterans’ wait times for critical services to a line for a ride at an amusement park.
“Attitude and work ethic start at the top of any organization. It is deplorable for the head of the VA, the institution that is supposed to be providing care for our Veterans, to make such a thoughtless and infuriating comment.
Today, I am proud to cosponsor this wholly bipartisan legislation to reduce the wait times and improve the access to care for our Veterans. I will always stand for our Veterans in Congress and continue to push for our Veterans’ clinics and facilities, such as the Lewiston Vet Center, to provide our heroes with the support they have earned and deserve.”