Jodey Arrington on Executive Order to Reform Department of Veterans Affairs
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Jodey Arrington hopes the VET Protection Act will restrict the time VA employees spend on union activity.
In a statement released by Congressman Jodey Arrington, he praised the executive order as an effort to reform the VA.
I am proud to stand beside President Trump in our efforts to reform the VA and ensure our nation’s heroes are finally receiving the care they deserve. It’s important we have the highest standard of accountability and excellence for those who serve our veterans.
The office of Jodey Arrington also outlined the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2017, or the VET Protection Act.
In addition, Arrington is also a co-sponsor of the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, which would provide the VA Secretary increased flexibility to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for bad performance or misconduct.