Press Releases

Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell released the following statement after the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Sloan Gibson’s proposed removal of the Director of the Central Alabama VA Healthcare System (CAVHCS) James Talton in response to the investigation by the Office of Accountability Review (OAR) in which allegations of administrative neglect were verified:


“The VA must be held accountable for the administrative and institutional failures at CAVHCS. The swift and decisive action taken by Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson following the OAR investigation signifies the administration’s commitment to making the needed reforms to ensure that no veteran is denied timely and quality care by the VA. The planned visit by Deputy Secretary Gibson to Montgomery this Friday, October 10, further signifies the priority being placed on making the needed reforms at CAVHCS. The installation of new leadership is the first step in ensuring our veterans receive timely and quality care at CAVHCS. My office will remain vigilant in our demand for accountability and excellence in healthcare for our veterans. Our brave men and women who serve our country deserve nothing less. I look forward to working with acting CAVHCS director Robin Jackson to ensure that the much needed reforms are implemented at CAVHCS.”