[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 100 (Thursday, May 28, 2020)]
[House]
[Page H2327]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                    QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR VETERANS

  (Mr. WATKINS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WATKINS. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in support of S. 3084, the 
Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Healthcare Act. This 
legislation was introduced by my good friend and fellow Kansan, the 
chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Senator Jerry 
Moran.
  Our Nation's veterans deserve the best care possible. We must ensure 
that the VA can recruit and retain high-quality talented leaders. The 
Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Healthcare Act is less about 
the leaders, actually, it is more about the veterans as the quality of 
their care is the direct result of the quality of the VA leadership.
  Mr. Speaker, that is why I support the Competitive Pay for Leaders in 
Veterans Healthcare Act and encourage my colleagues to do the same. No 
one fights harder for our veterans than President Trump. He has always 
made us a top priority, and I am glad that he and the VA Secretary will 
support this measure, and I look forward to its passage.

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