WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, today released a statement following the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announced proposal to shut down the VA medical center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
“This abrupt proposal is infuriating for many. I spoke with an official at the VA, and they assured me that there will continue to be a VA presence in Alexandria,” said Dr. Cassidy. “If the administration’ proposal goes into effect, provisions I worked to include in the VA Mission Act will allow veterans to access quality care at non-VA health facilities near them.”