Got Your 6 Statement on Executive Order on VA Accountability

Establishes new VA accountability office, creates task force on waste and fraud

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2017) — Got Your 6 released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order establishing a new accountability office for Department of Veterans Affairs employees and creating a new task force to look for waste and fraud in the department.

“During this first 100 day period — and even during the transition— the President and his White House and VA teams have demonstrated their commitment to bringing together all voices of the veteran and military family communities to address our common challenges. Increasing accountability at VA is certainly one of those shared goals, and Got Your 6 believes this Executive Order will provide Secretary Shulkin vital tools to support his efforts to reform the second largest department within the federal government,” said Bill Rausch, Iraq War veteran and Got Your 6 Executive Director. “Veterans, their families, and all taxpayers deserve a VA that provides world-class health care and is free of fraud and abuse. We look forward to our continued work together to make VA a department that delivers on its mission of putting the veteran first. We also are encouraged by the continued conversations around creating a White House office focused on veteran empowerment, which will help elevate veterans’ issues beyond the walls of VA to ensure all 21.8 million veterans — including the 13 million veterans who do not use the VA — are supported and empowered to lead a resurgence of community across the country.”

ABOUT GOT YOUR 6
Got Your 6 unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to empower veterans. We believe that veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. As a coalition, Got Your 6 works to integrate these perspectives into popular culture, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead in their communities. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org.

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