Tester statement on Shinseki resignation

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today released the following statement after President Obama accepted the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki:

“Secretary Shinseki’s record of service and his efforts to improve the lives of his fellow veterans stand for what is right about America. From additional community-based outpatient clinics and veterans centers, to improved use of telemedicine and a renewed focus on mental health, Secretary Shinseki and I worked hard together to improve the lives of Montana veterans. Moving forward, I will re-double my efforts to ensure that the VA is effectively serving veterans across the country. I look forward to working with Acting Secretary Gibson to aggressively change the VA’s culture and get veterans the timely care and benefits they have earned.”