Murkowski Responds to VA Audit’s Alaska Findings

Senator: Media Spotlight May Wane, but Commitment to Care Must Never Waver

Senator Lisa Murkowski today responded to the Alaska results of the Department of Veterans Affairs audit:

“The Anchorage findings from the VA’s nationwide audit are encouraging, but it’s important to note these figures only represent a single, momentary snapshot that reflects a number of proactive moves made by the Anchorage outpatient clinic to reduce a backlog that reportedly reached 900 late last year.

“I am proud that the Anchorage VA leads the system in partnerships with community providers – a strategy I’ve been prodding the VA to adopt since 2006. Not only must we maintain these positive response times, we must make sure that our day-in, day-out commitment to those who served is achieved and sustained across our state at both major facilities and the community based outpatient clinics.”