Today Senator David Vitter and Congressman Charles Boustany said they received a response to their March 20th letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald. In that letter they expressed the urgent need for the VA to act quickly to build long overdue clinics.

According to the response the VA will issue a formal Request for Lease Proposals for a temporary clinic in Lafayette in the Spring of 2015, estimating a lease will be awarded by the end of Summer 2015. After continuing delays for the Lake Charles facility the VA estimates a lease will be awarded by the end of Summer 2015.