Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) released the following statement on the passage of the Conference Report to Accompany HR 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care Act:
"We have already gone this route - this is throwing money at the problem and hiring more bureaucrats. We need structural changes, a purge of those who made this mess, and more choices for our veterans. Finally, the money was not offset, adding at least $10 billion to the deficit with $5 billion in phony pay-fors."
Veterans Administration spending has increased by 58% since 2009, a $55 billion increase to $152 billion this year.
Congressman Kingston, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, has represented five of Georgia's seven military installations.