New Iberia Congressman Jeff Landry Is Furious With The VA
For the past two years a coalition of local veterans has been working with Louisiana elected congressional members and senators to try to get possibly a veteran's "super" clinic, or at minimum, a larger facility to assist the healthcare needs of veterans throughout the Acadiana area. Just this week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced to the public, that because of a technical error in paperwork, the planned new clinic was now off the table. According to U.S. Senator David Vitter in a press release, "The VA made a bureaucratic error while reviewing the Solicitations for Offer", thus shutting down the process for the time being. The announcement of a mistake with paperwork has upset Louisiana Congressional delegation including Congressman Jeff Landry.
The New Iberia native and veteran says he can't believe the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would allow a snafu in paperwork to completely stop the creation of a clinic. Landry spoke on "Mornings With Ken and Bernie" today about his work to try to get the process restarted. Landry expresses his frustrations during his interview: