Wilson Statement on Acting Secretary's Visit to VA Facilities

Jul 9, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement in response to Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson’s visit to Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, and the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

“Although I have faith in the local administrations at both facilities, our veterans are facing significant challenges when seeking medical care,” stated Congressman Joe Wilson.  “I am very grateful that the Administration is finally making progress to address the inexcusable mismanagement that has plagued our system for years. As the former President and CEO of the United Services Organizations (USO), Acting Secretary Gibson has the experience and credentials to make a difference and restore accountability with our veterans.  Moving forward, I will continue to closely monitor the situations at Dorn and Charlie Norwood VA hospitals to ensure those who have fought for our freedom receive the health care services they deserve and have earned.”

***Congressman Wilson is committed to ensuring our veterans are receiving the care they have earned and deserve.  To achieve this goal, the office has created a website: www.joewilson.house.gov/shareyourVAstory where constituents can write in and share how they or someone they know has been impacted by the VA’s mismanagement. Please feel free to share this information with your audience.***

“I urge constituents to continue sharing their stories as the input is vital to correcting problems within the system,” Congressman Joe Wilson said.