Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) sent the attached letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald regarding the internal plumbing issues at the Veterans Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as the facility’s lease agreement.   

“Months have passed without resolution to the plumbing issues at the Wilmington VA, which is unacceptable.  Our veterans have been forced to find care at a non-VA facility in the community or drive a long distance to the Fayetteville VA Hospital.  Veterans have made many sacrifices and they deserve the best care possible at a facility that is within a reasonable distance.

“Additionally, I am also concerned about the reported expense associated with the lease of this facility.  I have asked the Veterans Administration to provide my office with a copy of the lease agreement to get a better understanding of the monthly expenses.  We should not be paying more for this facility than fair market price.

“I am pleased the House Veterans Subcommittee on Oversight has agreed to look into these matters and hope the VA will act quickly to find an acceptable solution for our veterans.”

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