Congressman Lieu discusses Veterans homelessness and the West Los Angeles VA with Secretary McDonald

January 14, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald:

Secretary McDonald and I had a very productive discussion about the Greater Los Angeles VA and how we can live up to our promise to take care of those who have sacrificed so much for our country.  It is clear from my conversation with the Secretary that he cares deeply about our homeless Veterans.

There are a lot of challenges in Los Angeles – and across the country – when it comes to assisting our nation’s homeless Veterans, but I believe Secretary McDonald is moving the Department in the right direction.  I invited him to come to my district, which has more homeless Veterans than any other in the country, in order to tour the West LA VA campus, one of the largest in the nation. 

I look forward to working with the Secretary and other stakeholders, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, to find ways to effectively deliver the care and benefits our Veterans have earned and deserve, and to end Veterans’ homelessness.”    

The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center is located in California’s 33rd Congressional District, which is represented by Congressman Lieu.