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Rep. Zeldin Announces House Veterans Affairs Committee Field Hearing On LI Regarding Northport VA

August 31, 2016
Press Release

Patchogue, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY 1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced today that the Committee will be conducting a field hearing on Long Island regarding the Northport VA on September 20, 2016.
Congressman Zeldin said, “Over the past few months, since news first broke regarding the faulty HVAC system at the Northport VA, my office has been contacted by several Long Islanders regarding allegations pertaining to the Northport VA. Any allegations regarding the care of our veterans must be taken very seriously, which is why my office has shared this information with the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in order to conduct a full and fair review of the information at hand. Amid a chorus of complaints and allegations from veterans, whistleblowers and other stakeholders, there are more questions than answers regarding a number of issues at the Northport VA. The VA is contributing to this uncertainty by stonewalling congressional efforts to investigate, as evidenced by the department’s lack of response to Chairman Miller’s July 29 letter, which you can view below. That is why the committee will be holding a field hearing on September 20, 2016 on Long Island. My office will continue to maintain communication with the individuals who contacted us and we are working with the committee to ensure they have all of the information that they need to investigate. Congress’ investigation will continue until all the facts are at hand. Ensuring our veterans have only the highest quality of care is one of my highest priorities in Congress.”

A copy of Chairman Miller’s July 29 letter can be viewed here: PDF iconCJM letter to SecVa re Northport Facility.pdf