Recently, the Washington Post shared a very moving story about the special relationship we share with our Dutch Allies. Even 70 years after #WWII, our friends have not forgotten the sacrifices so many Americans made to defend freedom. As co-chair of the Congressional Dutch Caucus, I am proud to further strengthen the economic and cultural bonds between our two nations.
This morning on 1450 WHTC Holland's News Leader I called on VA Secretary Robert McDonald to resign. Not only do his comments reinforce how out of touch the VA remains despite being plagued by scandal, they also demonstrate how meeting the needs of our veterans in a timely manner is not the agency's top priority.
Our military shouldn't have to cannibalize parts from airplanes sitting in museums to fight ISIS. #NDAA provides our men and women with the resources they need to complete their mission. Take a look at the piece Fred Upton & I wrote for the Holland Sentinel News and the Detroit News describing this bipartisan bill.
Our veterans count on the VA for a large portion of their medical care. They aren't looking for the "Disney" Experience, they are looking for quality care in a timely manner. It is quotes like this from VA Secretary McDonald that demonstrate how leadership at the VA still does not understand the scope of the agency's mission.