Perlmutter Statement on Short-Term Deal to Continue Construction on VA Medical Center

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Washington, DC, June 12, 2015 | comments

Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1568, a short-term plan to allow for continued construction of the Aurora VA medical center:

“I'm pleased this deal will allow construction to continue through the busy summer months and prevent further delay in delivering this facility to our veterans.  But I am concerned we are once again kicking the can down the road.  Congress demanded a plan from the VA to complete the project, and while I may not agree with everything in the plan, the VA delivered.  Congress must stop abdicating its responsibility and negotiate a long term solution to complete this medical center.  I will continue working with the Colorado delegation to urge House and Senate leadership to immediately begin negotiating with the VA so Congress can pass a final bill as soon as possible to authorize and fund completion of this world-class medical facility our veterans deserve.”

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