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And and -- active duty means the end of get.
You start DNC and they're active duty and then they start fighting for their own benefits it's taking way too long than -- -- for them to get the benefits they deserve.
Thousands of our national heroes -- an average of 292 days all because of a backlog.
At veterans affairs but now one lawmaker says he is -- solution.
To dock the pay of bureaucrats standing in the way of getting our veterans the help they need and have -- congressman Jack Kingston.
Is behind the proposal and last night what happened congressman to your proposal.
Well on and it.
Overwhelmingly bipartisan vote we passed -- amendment and what our men that says is that if the VA leadership does not reduce the backlog but 40%.
Which by the way is their own goal if they don't do that we will cut their salary but 25%.
Which is of course what happens in the private sector every single day but in Washington we rarely take this step so I think it was very good move.
So you're saying you're gonna cut the -- VA officials by an average of 25% if the -- disability claims.
Is a 125 days old.
And that less than 40%.
So you have a formula there and now an impetus for people in incentive for people to get moving.
Yes and -- what would they do and every single year is given the DA more money it's not four.
43 billion dollars now for health care -- six and a half.
Million veterans and yet every year they say were behind we need more money were behind we need more money and we go through this dance every single year during the appropriations cycle so.
What I said and what the committee chairman John Culbertson -- to do is look.
Do what you do -- the private sector if the C does not perform cut his salary or get rid of him and I think it moves this to a different level of debate and I think we will see some solutions.
She also say that nearly seven senate veterans are waiting over a 125.
Days see up plenty of money there is just not getting -- -- Because -- the billions -- you put aside.
So having said that.
Now you have this pass on by with a bipartisan voice vote it goes to the senate do you believe Democrats Republicans are on the same page here.
I'm not a 100% sure but I think -- if you look at the number of Democrats who supported this in the house which was the large number I think that it will be passed in the senate.
And it sends a signal not just to the -- -- but I think to other government bureaucracies.
Is that we've had enough and we need disarmament.
In this direction -- I think people understand this particularly -- the private sector.
Yeah I think they do a lot of veterans are coming in there and what about the message to future recruits they're not going to be taking care of as the -- is -- must be getting.
After they serve and risk their lives -- in -- Jack Kingston thanks so much thank you.
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