Oct 06 2014

Shelby Applauds Central Alabama VA Management Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC, Monday, October 06, 2014 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement following the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ announcement proposing the removal of the Director of the Central Alabama VA Healthcare System (CAVHCS):

“Today’s announcement that the CAVHCS Director James Talton will be removed from his position for ‘neglect of duty’ is welcome news.  Under Talton’s supervision, the CAVHCS has been at the forefront of disturbing practices and negligence in the VA Medical System.  I am pleased that the VA recognizes that this type of inexcusable mismanagement must not be tolerated.  New leadership is a much-needed first step in ensuring that the CAVHCS will better serve our veterans who have dutifully served our nation.”