Jul 2 2015

Employees at the Charles George VA Medical Center and three others in North Carolina are "doing great things" despite problems with the agency nationwide, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said after touring the local center Thursday.

"I'm very proud of the work that's going on in Fayetteville, in Durham, in Salisbury, up here in Asheville. What you want to do is figure why that's not occurring everywhere," said Tillis, a Huntersville Republican who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

There are always outliers in very large, complex medical systems. You would always expect there are going to be some problems, but it does not represent the majority of what's going on in VAs in my mind," he said. "If you go out and speak with veterans and the families of veterans, they're very happy about VA."

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