SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SHINSEKI RESIGNATION

May 30, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the President accepted General Eric Shinseki's resignation as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):

"I have a tremendous amount of respect for General Shinseki and am thankful for his service to our country. But I also believed the VA needed new leadership to address the fundamental problems that plague the agency. New leadership, however, is only a first step; we still must fix the underlying problems at the VA in order to honor our promise to our veterans. In the coming days I plan to introduce legislation to address some of the concerns detailed in the Inspector General's interim report and hope that we can all work together to implement reforms to make sure our veterans are getting the care they need and deserve."