Washington, D.C. – In response to the news that 19 veterans may have died as a result in delays in treatment, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), the ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, called for a hearing as soon as possible to investigate these reports.

“I believe that our veterans deserve the best possible care from the VA,” said Congresswoman Brownley in a letter to Subcommittee Chairman Dan Benishek. “Our subcommittee needs to investigate these reports and hold the VA accountable.”

According to documents recently obtained by CNN, 19 veterans diagnosed with cancer between 2010 and 2011 may have died as a result of delays in medical screenings and diagnosis.

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