Apr 18 2015

Sen. Thom Tillis toured VA facilities earlier this month, including Durham and Salisbury hospitals, a Fayetteville facility and Fort Bragg. He noted that many veterans appreciate the unique atmosphere of a VA hospital, the McClatchy Tribune reported.

He said that North Carolina needs more capacity, whether that means new facilities or expanding services. We hope Tillis will back his words with action on this matter.

His predecessor, Kay Hagan, did. She, along with Sen. Richard Burr, tackled a backlog of disability-compensation claims at the VA’s regional office in Winston-Salem in 2013 and were able to bring resources to bear that improved the situation considerably.

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