Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Turner released a statement following the resignation of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki:

“General Shinseki gave 38 years of his life in service to his country and for that we are grateful. However, the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs are astounding and entirely unacceptable. 

General Shinski’s resignation is the appropriate first step in correcting the injustice against the millions of men and women who have put their lives on the line to defend this country. 

But this problem is bigger than one person and bigger than one agency. The pressure remains on President Obama to take swift and decisive action that immediately fixes this deep and widespread disfunction and gives our veterans the care and protection they deserve."