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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R–Ill.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, met with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert A. McDonald to discuss his FY2017 appropriations bill, Hines VA Hospital and accountability at the VA.

Roaches and mold in facilities where we feed and care for our Nation’s heroes is unacceptable,” said Senator Kirk. “Secretary McDonald understands my priority in the bipartisan Veterans funding bill: end the culture of corruption at the VA and hold VA facilities to the same standards as private hospitals. I discussed these concerns with Secretary McDonald today and I look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve.”

Earlier, Senator Kirk visited with 80 World War II veterans from Peoria, Ill., during their Honor Flight trip to Washington. 

Honor Flight, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure, flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials built to honor their service to the nation.

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