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Office of Sen. Al Franken
July 25, 2014

Dear Maddmedic,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the recent VA scandal. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

Veterans who have served and sacrificed for our nation have earned our deepest gratitude. We owe a great debt to them and their families, and one of the reasons I became a U.S. Senator was to make sure our veterans and their families get what they’re owed. That means helping them to find a home and a job, to recover from physical and psychological wounds, and to take full advantage of the benefits they were promised when they enlisted – benefits they’ve earned with their service and their sacrifices.

It also means that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs to be delivering quality care to our veterans on a timely basis. It became clear that that was not happening as it emerged that the Phoenix…

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