05.23.18

Senator David Perdue Comments On Plan To Improve Veterans Choice Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Armed Services Committee, comments on expanding private health care options for veterans:

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country, and they deserve the benefits they were promised. If the federal government cannot provide our veterans access to timely and quality care, then something has got to change. That’s exactly what this plan does by improving the system that delivers health care to our veterans. Senator Isakson deserves a great deal of credit for his work on this plan that will make life a little easier for our nation’s heroes. President Trump also deserves a great deal of credit for his work to clean up the VA and fire over 1550 people for poor performance. While there’s more to do, we cannot ignore the fact that we are past the tipping point in this debt crisis. Most of our discretionary spending is borrowed money, including funding for our defense, veterans, and domestic programs. If Congress doesn’t deal with this debt crisis, we’ll lose the ability to do the right thing and fund important plans like this one.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.