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Rothfus Calls for Answers in Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires' Outbreak

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after participating in the Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the VA Pittsburgh Health System.

"The outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at the Pittsburgh VA and the ensuing deaths of local veterans are completely unacceptable," said Rothfus. "We need to make sure that our veterans are getting the quality of health care they deserve. This hearing was an important first step to bring accountability to the Pittsburgh VA and prevent future outbreaks around the country."

Rothfus continued, "I am grateful to Congressman Murphy and Congressman Doyle for requesting this hearing and bringing attention to this important issue."


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