By Tim Kowols
Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin’s Eighth District is doing his part to make sure his fellow military veterans are taken care of once they enter the Department of Veterans Affairs system. The Marine veteran was one of the 368 representatives that passed the bipartisan bill aimed at protecting whistleblowers and punish underperforming VA employees. Rep. Gallagher says the new law is one step to improve the transparency and accountability at the VA.
The freshman congressperson says the shared respect for the sacrifices of military veterans is one of the things that unite the country regardless of political party. President Donald Trump signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act last Friday.