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August Wolf on Homeland Security

 

 


VA administration has been sorely mismanaged

Dick Blumenthal has failed. In addition to lying about the nature of his military service, Dick Blumenthal was the number one opponent of the VA Accountability Act. The VA administration has more than 300,000 employees and a huge budget. It's been sorely mismanaged, particularly under President Obama and Dick Blumenthal. That's shameful. I will support reforms targeted at speeding up health care services and holding administrators accountable for misspending and turning a blind eye to the men and women who wore the uniform and risked their lives. Government facilities aren't the only places where we can serve vets. Veterans should be able to chose where they want to receive their healthcare. They should also return home to an economy that will embrace them. Those will be among my top priorities in Congress.
Source: 2016 Connecticut Senate campaign website Wolf2016.com.com , Apr 1, 2016

Demand accountability in Department of Veterans Affairs

Wolf has hit Blumenthal on his decision to support the Iran nuclear pact and his blocking of a vote on a bill that would fund the Department of Veterans Affairs. "Blumenthal pounded his desk demanding accountability in his role as a Veterans Affairs committee member, and then, when the time came to support this measure providing accountability, he voted like a typical Washington Weasel," Wolf said in a scorching press release.

Blumenthal said he opposed the GOP-crafted bill because it would have provided the Department of Veterans Affairs about $1.2 billion less than President Obama had asked for. "Unfortunately, even as our veterans too often wait too long for the health care they need and deserve, this Republican bill slashes necessary funding required to solve daunting problems, instead taking from those who already have given so much to our country and committing a serious breach of faith with those who served," Blumenthal said.

Source: CT Mirror on 2016 Connecticut Senate race , Nov 4, 2015

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