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Vitter Urges VA to Reconsider Decision on Acadiana Clinics

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today spoke with the U.S. Veterans Affair's Assistant Deputy Undersecretary, Philip Matkovsky to urge reconsideration of their decision to slow down progress of the VA clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles based on a procedural error.

"This is incredibly frustrating and I'm going to continue working with all parties involved so we can get a top-notch facility in Acadiana up and running as soon as possible to ensure that we meet the needs of our veterans in the area," Vitter said. "I believe the VA made an error in their review process and I want to make sure it gets resolved."

Early this week the VA said that the Solicitations for Offers for the VA clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles had been canceled. Vitter contended that it was because of procedural errors and the VA needed to reconsider. The VA agreed to setting up a follow up call with Vitter and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to urge the project remain on the current timeline.

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