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H.Con.Res. 98: Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on May 15, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.

Whereas Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki is assigned to provide the Nation's veterans the quality of care and benefits they deserve and have earned; Whereas Secretary Shinseki's poor oversight and failed leadership has led to the tragic and avoidable deaths of some of the Nation's veterans; Whereas officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs revealed inexcusable delays in providing emergency health care to the Nation's veterans; Whereas Secretary Shinseki has shown ineffectiveness and a lack of transparency as the top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Whereas the clerks at the Department of Veterans Affairs were instructed how to falsify appointment records to meet agency goals; Whereas Secretary Shinseki has displayed an unwillingness or inability to change the culture of falsifying documents at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Whereas Secretary Shinseki has failed to implement modern age technology to reduce backlogs in veterans' claims; Whereas reports indicate that the Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out more than $200,000,000 in wrongful-death claims to the families of nearly 1,000 veterans since September 11, 2001; and Whereas veterans have earned the right to have timely access to quality healthcare: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress urges the President, in light of these aforementioned failures, to immediately request the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. <all>

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Think before you vote on this one – it will come back to haunt you! “While Congress eagerly prepares its latest political stunt -- a resolution to oust Gen. Eric Shinseki as Veterans Affairs Secretary -- individual members might consider their own responsibility for the scandalous inadequacy of veterans' health care. Unlike most of them, especially on the Republican side, Shinseki opposed the incompetent war plans of the George W. Bush administration that left so many American service men and women grievously wounded. And unlike most of them, especially on the Republican side, Shinseki has done much to reduce the backlog of veterans seeking care, despite the congressional failure to provide sufficient funding. Breaking down the voting record, year after year, the pattern along party lines is clear: Republicans regularly propose cuts in VA funding and oppose increases sponsored by Democrats -- a pattern that extends back to the first years of the Iraq and Afghan conflicts and continues to this day. As recently as last February, Senate Republicans filibustered a Democratic bill that would have added $20 billion in VA funding over the next decade and would have built at least 26 new VA health care facilities. The Republicans killed that bill because Democratic leaders refused to add an amendment on Iran sanctions -- designed to scuttle the ongoing nuclear negotiations -- and because they just don't want to spend more money on vets. Republican Warmongers Should Be Held Accountable for VA Scandal Don't let the loudmouths in Congress fool you. Plenty of blame to go around.” http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/republican-warmongers-should-be-held-accountable-va-scandal?akid=11847.277680.boLB9D&rd=1&src=newsletter996364&t=13&paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark

Kick Butt Liberals 1 year ago

Users Supporting

I support H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because...I am tired of his subtrifuge in honestly answering to congress. He should have been removed some time ago. Awaiting your reply in how you voted on this issue.

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WaTT
OH-11
9 months ago

I support H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because the VA backlog and care has been a problem for many years. Secretary Shinseki has been at the helm for several years and things have not gotten better and it appears they may have even gotten worse. Doing the some thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. It's time to a shake up at the VA.

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sgtsandman
PA-12
1 year ago

I support H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because... Shinseki has done a rotten job, so fire the idiot!

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StratoCruiser
NC-6
1 year ago

I support H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.")

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RonPittman
WI-3
1 year ago

I support H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because... Veterans died under his watch. While he may not have started the problem, the shameful situation continued under his command.

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IlidioSerra
IL-14
1 year ago

I support H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because...Vets should not be placed on waiting lists

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dec711
FL-17
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because...it'd be convenient to offer Shinseki as a scapegoat, but ultimately, Republicans keep voting to defund VA hospitals & the care our veterans Need! So getting rid of Shinseki will do no good whatsoever other than sweep the real problem under the rug for another several years until this becomes an even bigger problem. VA care is already a joke, let's get serious & DO something about it actually instead of just scapegoating Shinseki & putting a bandaid on a major problem! These soldiers Serve & Protect US, the least we can do is support them when they get back!

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Jalero916
IN-7
1 year ago

I oppose H.Con.Res. 98 ("Urging the President to immediately request the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.") because...I've been following the bills and votes that Republicans are indeed blocking funding to our Veterans but FOR military contractors, on Thomas and Roll Call. Those military contractor' profits are also evident on Wall St. I'm aware Republicans don't like Shinseki, as he was correct in estimating troop staffing in Iraq, which disagreed with President Bush's supposed quick mission accomplished invasion of Iraq. It's blatantly clear, whom are profiteering and all whom are paying and suffering dearly, the unfolding affects for generations. Wall St/Banksters are doing just fine; Main St isn't. Time to Demand that our Congress represent the welfare and regulate the commerce for "We the People/our Posterity"; not bail outs, subsidies and tax loopholes for the beyond borders profiteering corporatocracy/Citizens United.

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mondovibe
IL-5
1 year ago

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