Wilson Participates in Oversight Visits to Dorn and Charlie Norwood VAMC

Jan 6, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, released the following statement after touring Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC, and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA, today with House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01).

“Due to a lack of leadership by the current Administration, thousands of our veterans are facing challenges while seeking treatment at local VA hospitals.  Constituents who have earned access to services at both Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC, and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA, have reached out to me expressing major concerns with their experiences at both of these facilities.

“I am pleased that Chairman Jeff Miller chose to visit these establishments today and I am very honored to have accompanied him. Our veterans have risked their lives protecting our freedoms and deserve the highest quality healthcare care in a timely fashion.  The inexcusable challenges our heroes are facing must be addressed immediately.  Today’s visit assures our veterans that Congress is aware of these concerns and will do everything within our power to make sure that these problems will be resolved.  Chairman Miller and I both care deeply for our veterans and remain committed to promoting their well-being,” Congressman Joe Wilson said.