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SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SECRETARY SHINSEKI

May 29, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this evening:

"I have tremendous respect for General Shinseki and honor his service to this nation. He has worked with me to bring new veterans’ health care services to New Hampshire and has made important progress in reducing the claims backlog. However, it has become clear that after six years as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, General Shinseki has been unable to solve other fundamental problems that plague the agency. Today, after reading the Inspector General’s interim report, I am calling for General Shinseki's resignation. It's time for a forceful new leader to address the outrageous problems at the VA."

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