When it comes to our veterans, there’s never enough that can be done to say “thank you.” That’s why ensuring respectful and excellent treatment of veterans within the Department of Veterans Affairs is so important.
To that end, the Trump administration will “soft launch” a hotline for veterans to express concerns or voice complaints about the VA, according to a statement by Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
Preparations for a fully functional hotline can’t come too soon. Whistleblowers claimed the VA suicide line dropped an astounding 1.4 million calls last year from veterans in desperate need of help, the Washington Examiner reported. Those kinds of numbers are simply unacceptable.
Trump is making good on his promises as a candidate, as he included a direct line to the White House for veterans as part of his 10-point plan for VA reform during his campaign, according to the Washington Examiner.
ABC News reported that Shulkin is hoping to have this new hotline fully operational by August 15.
For those who may be wondering, the number for the hotline has indeed been released. It’s 855-948-2311.