Bennet Spokesperson Statement on VA Use of Unofficial Wait Lists

Washington, D.C. - A spokesperson for Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to a federal investigation that substantiated claims that Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in Colorado used unofficial wait lists to record referrals for mental health care:

"This report makes clear that the VA in Colorado still has a long way to go toward delivering proper care. Michael believes that VA leadership must immediately take steps to ensure that the VA addresses the problems outlined in this report. Moving forward, the VA must ensure the necessary resources are in place so our veterans receive the timely and high-quality care they deserve."