Congressman Peter Welch made the following statement after Senators Sanders and McCain announced a bipartisan agreement for reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs:
"The cost of any war must include the cost of caring for warriors when they return home. That solemn commitment has been shaken by recent events. It is essential that we get to the bottom of what caused these problems and eliminate bureaucratic roadblocks to timely and high quality health care for veterans. Congress should act quickly on reforms to restore the confidence of veterans and their families in their health care system. I applaud the leadership of Senators Sanders and McCain."