“A pair of senators want to end the Department of Veterans Affairs facility closing commission before it even gets started.”
“Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., introduced legislation last week to cancel the mandated VA Asset and Infrastructure Review scheduled for 2022. The pair argued the idea — based on the military’s controversial base closing process — could be detrimental to rural veterans’ medical options…”
“The AIR commission was a key pillar of last year’s VA Mission Act. Under the law, department officials are to spend the next few years developing market assessments to determine whether certain aging VA facilities should be closed entirely, or replaced with new structures…” Read the full article here.
Source: Should VA move ahead with a BRAC-style commission to shutter some hospitals? – By Leo Shane, April 1, 2019. MilitaryTimes.