Sen. Johnson Joins Sen. Daines, Colleagues in Calling Out VA for Politicizing Veterans’ Healthcare

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and seven of their Republican colleagues in the following statement after receiving a late, inadequate response from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that failed to address the senators’ concerns with veterans’ access to community care.

“Not only does this weak response show a lack of respect for Congress’ role to advocate on behalf of our constituents, including veterans, it shows that the VA under Biden has no intent to move past political differences to better serve America’s heroes or work in good faith with those of us across the aisle. Our veterans deserve better,” the senators said.

In July, the senators sent a letter demanding the VA reaffirm its commitment to veterans and ensure they have access to quality health care in a timely manner.

Sens. Johnson and Daines were joined on the statement and the July letter by Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).