Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Responds to Secretary’s Comments on VA Wait Times

May 24, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in response to comments by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald comparing wait times at the VA with the wait times for lines at Disneyland. 

“The comments made by VA Secretary McDonald are appalling and out of touch with reality.  His remarks citing Disneyland to make a point that wait times really aren’t important belittles the frustration of more than 400,000  veterans who are waiting on the VA and makes a mockery of the national scandal that veterans have died while waiting to receive the care their valiant service earned them.  Secretary McDonald was brought in to fix this problem, but his flippant remarks make me question whether or not he truly grasps the problems our veterans face and his ability to effectively remedy them.”