10.02.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Michael Missal as Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is a statement from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on President Obama’s Nomination of Michael Missal as Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):

“I have long called for the President to nominate a permanent Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In June I led a bipartisan group of Senators urging the President to take action  so I am pleased that he has made a nomination because we need a permanent IG for the VA to provide stable leadership and oversight of the agency. I now look forward to engaging in a careful review of Michael Missal’s qualifications for this important job. Permanent leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is long overdue.”

Background:

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on President Obama to Take Action on VA Inspector General

Letter to President Obama