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As a former VA surgeon who worked at this facility for 20 years, I have seen firsthand how Washington bureaucracy gets in the way of taking care of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.
Secretary Shinseki's resignation today is a necessary step that I called for previously, but it still does not solve the problems at the VA.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a treasure in Northern Michigan and is a vital part of our way of life and economy.
This is great news for the future of the Great Lakes region and all of Northern Michigan. Preserving the pristine beauty of the Great Lakes through common-sense principles and ensuring that conservation programs in the area are fully funded are crucial and I am pleased to see that the USDA is carrying out the intent of Congress’s efforts with today’s announcement.
As a former VA physician and subcommittee chair in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I know the time for excuses and explanations are over.
While this issue may not be something we like to talk about at dinner, we need to acknowledge that there are victims of sex trafficking in our communities right here in Michigan.
This legislation is extremely important to Northern Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region.
I respect Secretary Shinseki for his history of service to our nation over many years, but also believe the ongoing reports of veterans being denied the care they have earned are unacceptable and it is evident that new leadership is needed at the VA.
A few weeks ago, another proud group of students graduated from Northern Michigan University’s ROTC program, standing ready to serve our nation.
Northern Michigan has many eager young men and women who would do an outstanding job at one of our nation’s service academies.