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Carter to VA: "This is unacceptable"

(Washington, DC)– Yesterday, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to hold the VA accountable for reported issues with GI Bill payments to veterans.

“Our veterans deserve the benefits they’re owed. Congress has championed education benefits offered by the VA, so this complete failure to provide what’s available and due to our veterans is unacceptable,” Congressman Carter said. “As the VA Appropriations Chairman, I expect this issue to be swiftly resolved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and I expect that they will take steps to ensure that it will not happen again. I will not stand for our veterans to lose out on their education or housing benefits, which can turn their lives upside down. I look forward to the concrete steps the department will take to fix this immediately.”  

The full letter Congressman Carter sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs is attached.

Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Army Caucus and Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations.

 

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Letter to Sec Wilkie Re GI Bill (11/15/1810:36 AMET )
Rep. Carter's letter to VA Secretary Wilkie regarding GI Bill payments.
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