June 10, 2021
Manchin Statement On VA Under Secretary Dr. Stone Stepping Down
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that Dr. Stone, Acting Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is stepping down from his position.
“Dr. Stone’s decision to step down is a step in the right direction for our West Virginia Veterans and their loved ones who have been impacted by the top-down failures in leadership that resulted in the deaths of seven Veterans at the Clarksburg VAMC. I hope that with this change in leadership at the VHA, our Veterans will receive the answers they deserve on the VA policies and procedures that allowed these murders to occur. As we move forward, I will continue to work with VA Secretary McDonough and through my seat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to ensure that this horrific treatment never happens to another Veteran or their loved ones.”
To view a timeline of Senator Manchin’s efforts at the Clarksburg VAMC, click here.
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