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Rep. Zeldin Announces Details of Long Island Field Hearing Regarding Northport VA

September 13, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced the details of the upcoming field hearing on Long Island regarding Northport VA.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 9 AM, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will host a field hearing entitled, “An Assessment of Deficiencies at the Northport VA Medical Center” at the Northport VA Medical Center Auditorium, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768.

Regarding the hearing, Congressman Zeldin said, “There are more questions than answers regarding a number of serious allegations at the Northport VA. I hear from many Long Islanders with perspectives across the spectrum, which have included some very positive feedback regarding the Northport VA. Unfortunately, in the last few months since the broken HVAC story first emerged, we have received way too many very serious allegations that need to be addressed. The Department of Veterans Affairs is only contributing to this uncertainty by stonewalling congressional efforts to investigate. I am hopeful that the upcoming field hearing at the Northport VA on September 20, 2016 will help bring the public and Congress the answers that we need. The investigation will continue until all the facts are at hand and the allegations are addressed. Ensuring our veterans have only the highest quality of care must always be a highest priority."