House chairman 'incredibly disappointed' in VA's 'failure to fully participate' in spinal injury hearing

The Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee says he is "incredibly disappointed" with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

At issue-- what Rep. Mike Bost (R-Illinois) says was the department's "failure to fully participate" in a hearing on care for veterans with spinal cord injuries.

There are more than 27,000 U. S. military veterans living with spinal cord injuries-- 97% of whom receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

At a June House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on "The Needs of Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Veterans,"A Call to Action: Meeting the Needs of the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders (SCI/D) Veteran Community | Committee Repository | U.S. House of Representatives the VA sent two witnesses, but no one from the VA's Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder System of Care, despite Bost's explicit request.
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