Earlier this week, when the Veterans Affairs released the results of a nationwide audit of VA healthcare facilities, two local clinics in the Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare system were on a list of 112 that had been flagged for further investigation. Since Monday, a lot has been done to deal with the VA health care system to deal with issues such as the back log of veterans waiting to be seen and problems of questionable practices that have been uncovered.
Eric Shinseki resigned as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday, in what President Obama said was a decision spurred by a desire to not distract from efforts to fix the agency's problems. Earlier Friday, Shinseki spoke at a conference in Washington.
Once President Obama announced VA Secretary Shinseki's resignation Friday morning, Republican Congressman Jeff Miller, chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs issued a statement through a press release. Here is the text of the statement: