Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to details about "record mismanagement" at the Veteran's Administration Western New York Healthcare System:
"A series of developments have compounded to form a pattern of neglect at the Buffalo VA. From the improper use of insulin pens, to the mismanagement of medical records, to the decisions made surrounding the Golden Age Games, our veterans have been let down.
"We applaud the whistleblowers who bravely stepped forward to shed light on this wrongdoing. We are witnessing a disturbing reoccurrence of situations where accountability is lacking, serious problems are being dismissed as inconsequential or swept under the rug, and, meanwhile those who served this nation are paying the price. Enough is enough. We're demanding that (Department of Veterans Affairs) Secretary (Eric Shinseki) address these issues directly."