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February 17, 2022

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Hosts Veterans Forum on Quality of Care Provided by the Atlanta VA

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) hosted a Veterans’ Forum to hear directly from veterans on issues with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical System. Congresswoman Bourdeaux was joined by local veterans stakeholders, including Director of the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Ann Brown, and Network Director of the VA Southeast Network (VISN 7), Dr. David Walker. The local veteran community shared the need to greatly improve the access and quality of health care provided by the Atlanta VA Healthcare system.

At the meeting, Congresswoman Bourdeaux heard veterans’ concerns on Atlanta VA staff shortages, difficulties contacting VA representatives, and trouble scheduling community care appointments. 

“Our district is home to tens of thousands veterans who each deserve responsive and quality care from their Atlanta VA Medical System,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “I am grateful for all those who attended today. My team and I are listening carefully to their concerns. Working directly with officials from Atlanta VA and at the local VA clinics, I am committed to working with the VA and improving the Atlanta VA Healthcare system to ensure each veteran is provided effective, professional, and high-quality health care.”

This forum is a part of Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s ongoing effort to provide an open line of communication between the veteran community and her team. Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s Veterans Task Force holds quarterly roundtables to discuss how to best serve the regions’ veterans. Veterans can also share further concerns or request assistance from her Lawrenceville District Office and speak with the team’s Wounded Warrior Fellow who is solely dedicated to veterans’ issues.

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford