Our president continues to keep his campaign promises, and we couldn’t be happier.
President Trump signed a bill into law yesterday aimed at reforming one of the most disgracefully-run programs in the entire federal government. It will end the corruption at Veterans Affairs, thus fulfilling a major campaign promise. (via Fox News) and Tea Party Command Center.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act was passed by Congress earlier this month. The law will make it easier to fire corrupt Veterans Affairs officials.
The law offers protections for whistleblowers who make great personal sacrifices to clean up corruption. Now, employees cannot be dismissed if they have an open complaint against the department.
The bill also makes it easier to fire, demote, or suspend employees with poor performance, or those who have been found guilty of misconduct. Any employees fired for misconduct can have their bonuses rescinded.
“Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” said President Trump. “So to every veteran who is here with us today, I just want to say two very simple words, thank you.”
The law was written in response to a 2014 scandal where multiple Veterans Affairs patients died while waiting to receive treatment. Many of the employees involved were not punished or fired.
As many as 40 veterans could have died during the 2014 scandal, all due to delays caused by mismanagement. Some officials were caught falsifying records to cover-up the delays in care.
The new bill will pave the way for major reforms at the department. Veterans Affairs is considered the most corrupt agency in America. Corrupt officials have been able to avoid dismissal by appealing to the Merit Systems Protection Board, which heavily favors public employees, and prevents major changes from taking place.
Concerned Veterans for America, an advocacy group dedicated to fixing health care for veterans, celebrated the new bill calling it a major step forward and a “new era of accountability, customer focus, and integrity at the department.”
President Trump is committed to fulfilling his campaign problems, despite the obstructionist attitude of the Democrats in congress.
President Trump is doing more for America than Obama did, despite having to battle the lying mainstream media, and a liberal witch hunt designed to discredit him.
Whistle Blower Protection Act: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Whistleblower+Protection+Act