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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Named to Bipartisan, Bicameral VA Reform Bill Conference Committee

Jun 18, 2014
Press Release

Walz, long recognized as a champion for veterans and their families, is the highest ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress

Washington, DC [6/18/14] Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-Minn.), was named to the bipartisan, bicameral VA Conference Committee tasked with completing legislation to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and helping ensure our veterans have access to the timely health care they need. Walz, the highest ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress, has long been recognized as a champion for veterans and their families by leading Veteran Service Organizations. He released the following statement:

“My number one goal as a veteran myself and a member of this conference committee is to ensure our veterans and their families are able to get the care they need, and get it in a timely manner. I’ll take the thoughts and ideas I heard from local veterans in southern Minnesota, many of which were included in both the House and Senate bills, to conference as we work to finalize a bill to increase accountability and reform the VA. We must work diligently to reach an agreement in short order. Our veterans, their families, and the American people expect nothing less.”

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