Congressman MacArthur: Brick VA project delay is unacceptable
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman MacArthur released the following statement after the VA announced the Brick VA Clinic relocation project would be delayed:
Today’s announcement about the Brick VA Clinic project is simply unacceptable. While the VA works out these contract issues, they must immediately address the parking issues our veterans are experiencing at the existing facility in Brick. Our veterans have sacrificed so much to defend our nation and they deserve better.
Last month, Congressman MacArthur urged the VA Secretary David Shulkin to expedite the Brick VA Clinic relocation project and provide consistent updates on its progress.
Full Text of Letter:
Secretary, U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420
Dear Secretary Shulkin,
I am writing to express my concern regarding the Brick Community-Based Outpatient Clinic relocation project. I would like consistent updates on the status of when the construction will begin and a timeline for the completion.
Our veterans have sacrificed immensely to ensure the safety and protection of our nation and its citizens. They are deserving of the utmost respect and care. As the Brick Clinic stands today, it does not provide full services to our veterans and does not provide adequate parking which has caused many veterans to park far from the clinic. This is burdensome and difficult and our veterans deserve better. My congressional district is home to the largest population of veterans in New Jersey.
I hope you can provide me with an update and I respectfully request that you expedite the Brick Community-Based Outpatient Clinic relocation project. I know that our Veterans Administration has a mission of serving those who have served us, and in this case, we are failing our veterans in need of care.
Thank you for your consideration. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 202-225-4765.
Member of Congress