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Congressman Benishek: Media Attention Brought Needed Changes With The VA

Dr. Dan Benishek (above) is the Republican nominee for the First District. Jason Allen has conceded the race. Courtesy photo.

  With the resignation of Veteran Affairs Head Eric Shinseki, there are ongoing questions about long-term accountability in how the department handles medical care for current and former service members. Last week a bill by northern Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek, designed to add more oversight, made it through the House of Representatives.

Benishek joined us to talk about the legislation, and what he thinks needs to be done to get the VA on the right track. He’s on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Listen to the interview above.