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VA Resumes Reorganization Effort After Shulkin’s Dismissal; Phil Roe Comments

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will resume its agency reorganization effort weeks after President Donald Trump dismissed former VA Secretary David Shulkin, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday.

Carolyn Clancy, executive in charge of the Veterans Health Administration, noted that the department will work to finish the reorganization plan by July 1st.

Shulkin initiated the restructuring program to resolve communication issues that caused several problems in several VA facilities, such as unsanitary conditions in Washington, D.C., and poor patient care in Manchester, N.H.

The report said several lawmakers also expressed concern over the failure of the Veteran Integrated Service Networks, which were intended to relay concerns to the VA central office in Washington.

Tennessee Representative Phil Roe, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, believes the VISNs caused the VA to undergo the reorganization program.

All of this us underway as President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Robert Wilkie, acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to head the department.

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