Rounds Welcomes Trump’s Prioritization of Veterans’ Care
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today welcomed President Trump’s executive order to establish the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The executive order appoints a special assistant to serve as executive director of the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within 45 days of the signing of the order.
“I thank President Trump for taking steps to bring accountability and oversight at the VA,” said Rounds. “For too long, our veterans haven’t been receiving the quality care they deserve due to decades of mismanagement by Washington bureaucrats at the VA. Establishing the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the VA will help the agency identify and weed out bad actors and mismanagement. I look forward to continuing to work with other members of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, VA Secretary David Shulkin and stakeholders across South Dakota to bring further accountability to the agency.”