Apr 06, 2021 7:00 PM

VA Secretary will tour VA facilities in Junction City

Posted Apr 06, 2021 7:00 PM

VA Secretary Denis McDonough during testimony before the House Veteran's Affairs committee in March- photo courtesy CSPAN

WASHINGTON â€“ U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – the lead Republican on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee  announced Tuesday he will be hosting U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough in Kansas on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, according to a media release from the Senator's office.

Secretary McDonough and Sen. Moran will be visiting VA health care centers across Kansas, meeting with VA leaders, medical staff, veterans and discussing the implementation of the VA MISSION Act.

“Thousands of the men and women who served in our country’s military now call Kansas home and rely on the services provided through the exemplary VA health centers across the state,” said Sen. Moran. â€śI appreciate Secretary McDonough’s willingness to meet with VA staff and veterans, who can share their frontline experiences working for the VA and receiving care and benefits through the VA. Secretary McDonough will also get to see firsthand the implementation of the VA MISSION Act, which is expanding health care options for veterans across the country, especially those in rural Kansas.”

Planned Visits Across Kansas include: Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth; Colmery-O'Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Topeka; Lieutenant General Richard Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Junction City; Newman Regional Health Center, Emporia; Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center and the Hunter Health Clinic, Wichita.