WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, House Speaker John Boehner appointed Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) to serve on a conference committee to resolve the differences between the House and Senate veterans affairs legislation. Walorski, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is the only House of Representatives member from Indiana to be selected to serve on the committee, which will include members from the House and Senate.
“We now have proof the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) falsified records which led to veterans receiving delayed care and who knows how many deaths of the very men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. While action is absolutely necessary, we must put politics aside and work together to pass a bill that is fiscally responsible and protects the millions of veterans in this country who deserve our deepest gratitude for their service. Rest assured, I will work to ensure that the almost 500,000 Hoosier veterans are not forgotten as differences between the House and the Senate bills are resolved. I thank Speaker Boehner for the privilege to serve on this committee and look forward to producing a fiscally responsible bill that will provide care to veterans and clean up this mess once and for all,” said Walorski.
Earlier this year, Walorski joined Speaker Boehner and fellow GOP lawmakers in supporting greater VA accountability.