VA Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking VA Quotes from Ron DeSantis, David Shulkin, Marco Rubio, Mike Coffman, Becky G. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The VA should use every tool at their disposal to support and treat our veterans, including the specialized care offered by service dogs.
Ron DeSantis
We are a system where I can tell you that nobody is doing more for behavioral health care in this country than the VA.
David Shulkin
When I’m president of the United States, we’re going to have a VA that cares more about our veterans than about the bureaucrats who work at the VA.
Marco Rubio
It’s too bad we can’t take VA leadership and export it and give it to some of our adversaries around the planet. Let them suffer under VA’s leadership.
Mike Coffman
My main focus when I do my makeup is my eyes – I accentuate my eyes, and they look bigger. More ‘va va voom,’ I guess you can say.
Becky G
‘Va Savoir’ is a lovable comedy about love that looks upon life as drama and uses the world of the theater as a staging device.
Elvis Mitchell
It can take decades for the federal government to fund major construction projects like a new VA facility, and veterans’ care suffers over time as a result.
Ronny Jackson
It was clear that VA was in need of reform, and when the president asked for help, I could not say no. First, I felt I could help, and my private sector experience was relevant. Second, that this was my chance to give back to those that had stepped up to serve our country.
David Shulkin
It shouldn’t take an emergency for this Administration to deal with the health care needs of our nation’s heroes. Funding the VA and our bringing our troops home safely should never be treated as an afterthought.
John Salazar
We need to modernize an outdated agency, bring it into the 21st century, and ensure that the VA is better equipped to treat the health and psychological issues that are unique to our veterans.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you should get the same degree of healthcare from our VA.
Ryan Zinke
I didn’t know my dad for a long time. My dad was on drugs and my dad was at the VA Hospital, my dad was off in his own world selling drugs or using them or there would be crack heads in the house or whatever it would be.
Shia LaBeouf
My childhood in Arlington, Va., a middle class suburb of Washington, was uneventful. Ours was a very intellectual family, and we were encouraged to read at a very early age.
David Gross
I’ve never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can’t speak for those guys.
R. Lee Ermey
After four tours of duty as a Navy SEAL officer, I came home from Iraq and watched the VA – the second-biggest bureaucracy in the country – fail my friends. The VA was broken and my friends were suffering. And yet, time and again, the only ‘solution’ I heard from liberals was to spend more money. It made me angry.
Eric Greitens
The Kansas City VA is an essential resource for thousands of veterans across Kansas and Missouri, and it should be a place where they can receive medical care and services without fear of discrimination.
Sharice Davids
There’s all these costs of war, and they’re huge and long-lasting. It’s not just the numbers CNN broadcasts. And we never want to pay the VA bill; we never want to pay the bill to take care of these warriors after we applaud their sacrifice.
Debra Granik
We have a VA hospital back home in St. Louis. Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns about the access and the service. I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital.
Russ Carnahan
On Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., there are statues of five Confederate luminaries and then, incongruously in this company, one of Arthur Ashe.
Frank Deford
My own life changed when my father returned from his second combat tour in Vietnam. When he came home after almost a year in Army hospitals, he weighed less than half of what he did when he left. I watched the agonizing recovery, and that experience was on my mind when I was asked to come to VA.
Robert Wilkie
I go the VA Hospital when I have a problem and the doctor jumps on me.
R. Lee Ermey
I served on active duty and know that active duty personnel have basically zero interaction with the VA.
Ted Lieu
Accountability is a two way street. We can’t just make it easier for us to fire people; we must make it easier for us to hire people. It takes VA an average of 240 days to complete the hiring process for executives joining VA from outside government. We are losing talented people because it simply takes too long.
David Shulkin
With more than 1,300 sites of care, VA operates the largest integrated health care system in the county.
Bob Filner
I went to high school in Virginia Beach, Va., and we had these guys – they were surfers. They didn’t like me, never talked to me. And if they didn’t like you, they threw toothpicks at you. After I did a play, it was different. I found out I was pretty good at something.
Stephen Furst
That massiveness of bureaucracy at the VA is chronic and has been chronic.
Bill Pullman
My mom worked at the VA for years, so any time I can do anything to help, it’s a must.
Hasan Minhaj
Every loan that we did in the City of Detroit in the 10 years they studied – between 2005 and 2014 – were conventional FHA, VA loans with average interest rates of 6%.
Dan Gilbert
Veterans Affairs (VA) is a mess of a government agency and too often abuses the rights and interests of veterans it is supposed to protect.
Tom Fitton
During my childhood, my father, a Southern Baptist minister, and my mother, a teacher, made sure I took educational trips to cities such as Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Va., Philadelphia, and Boston to learn about America’s history.
Tim Griffin
I experienced what can never be duplicated in the private sector – the communal aspect of VA.
Robert Wilkie
The men and women of today’s VA are dedicated to caring for today’s veterans and stand ready to provide for our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life.
Steve Buyer
As a veteran myself, I know how outdated some VA facilities are and the negative impact that can have.
Ronny Jackson
I need the VA to be flexible enough to send me outside for care.
Dan Crenshaw
If our goal is to provide health care to our veterans, why does it need to be in the bricks and mortar of bureaucracy of the VA? Why can’t you give them an insurance card and let them go to a health care provider of their choice?
Bill Flores
So many of our wounded warriors from today’s wars are alive not just because of remarkable advances in technology, but primarily because of the extraordinary dedication and skill of our military and our VA medical professionals.
Kyle Carpenter
The VA does a lot of good things, but determining if a firm is a small business is not one of them.
Sam Graves
Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it.
Christopher Shays
A stuffy Capitol Hill hearing room differs quite a bit from the wide open, rural landscape of Louisa County, Va.
Abigail Spanberger
The VA MISSION Act signed into law by President Trump will do a great deal to improve access to health care for rural veterans but it will require vigilance to ensure we provide annual appropriations needed to implement it.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
When Congress puts party labels aside, like we did on VA reform, we can accomplish some great things for the American people. But those occasions were far too rare.
Pete Gallego
We have more women serving in the military than any time in our nation’s history, and yet the VA has not done a pivot to look at women’s healthcare issues.
Ryan Zinke
I don’t believe that the problems in the VA are necessarily about money. When I look back over the problems of the VA over the past decade, this is fundamentally a system that hasn’t kept up with modernization in the way that the rest of health care in the private sector has.
David Shulkin
The VA MISSION Act is one of the first bills I was fortunate enough to support and see enacted into law.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
The broken VA disability claims process has failed to adequately aid veterans with toxic exposure during their military service.
Mikie Sherrill
Free open-source software, by its nature, is unlikely to feature secret back doors that lead directly to Langley, Va.
Evgeny Morozov
We have about 360,000 employees in the VA health care system. It’s the largest health care system in the country. And the negative attention that’s been put on VA has hurt the morale of our workforce. And so what we’re trying to do is to get people to understand that we’re doing great work every day.
David Shulkin
The VA secretary runs the second largest federal agency in the country, providing services to American patriots who risked everything in service to this nation.
Ted Lieu
We think of the revolution ending in Yorktown, Va. The fact of the matter is that the French defeated the British in a naval battle right in the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Because the British fleet was coming to rescue Cornwallis, the British general, Washington was able to surround Cornwallis.
Nathaniel Philbrick
Those that have received care here in Des Moines at the VA center or the VA hospital here have said that they do receive good care. However, it’s getting into the system – the wait periods. We have to do something about that. The care here has been good. We’re not seeing that in other states.
Joni Ernst