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Moulton will introduce legislation to block the severe impact on our veterans
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement on the impact President Trump’s imposed federal hiring freeze will have on our nation’s veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not exempt from Trump’s federal hiring freeze and, Moulton will introduce legislation to block the hiring freeze from severely impacting our veterans.
“President Trump’s hiring freeze will have a severe and lasting impact on the VA’s ability to care for our nation’s veterans. All of the progress the VA has made on reducing wait times will come to a screeching halt. The freeze affects all aspects of care from doctors and nurses to schedulers and security guards.
“Anyone who’s spent time at the VA learning about their problems—as I have and the Trump team has not—knows that hiring better people as quickly and efficiently as possible is one of their biggest challenges, even bigger than firing the bad apples. It’s telling of President Trump’s character that on day one in the Oval Office he chose to leave our veterans behind.
“I am introducing legislation to block this hiring freeze at the VA. Our veterans deserve nothing but the best care,” said Moulton.
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