Congressman Mike Turner penned a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, following up on an invitation to visit the Dayton VA Facility extended by Turner’s staff. “Yesterday my Chief of Staff invited you to come to Dayton and you indicated a willingness to consider the invitation. Visiting the Dayton VA Medical Center Dental Clinic will go a long way to reassure the community that the VA is committed to providing the highest quality of care and will do everything within its power to resolve this issue,” Turner wrote Shinseki.

Congressman Turner, along with Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, are still awaiting copies of the VA investigative reports, which they requested nearly a month ago. Those reports will be provided to the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association for independent review. The three lawmakers have been working together to understand the events which have occurred at the facility, and have requested that the Secretary convene a national level investigation into the event at the dental facility, as well as the entire hospital.