07.17.15

Capito, Manchin, Jenkins Get Commitment from VA Secretary McDonald to Reopen Greenbrier CBOC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), along with Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), spoke with United States Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald regarding the reopening of the Greenbrier Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Reopening the facility would save thousands of West Virginia veterans from driving several hours to seek treatment.

"[The Greenbrier CBOC] was shut down, and we have to reopen it," Secretary McDonald committed. He also agreed to attend a town hall event in Greenbrier County to speak directly to veterans.

Last Monday, Senator Capito hosted a roundtable discussion in Beckley with VA officials, including Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Carolyn Clancy and representatives from four West Virginia VA clinics to discuss the Greenbrier CBOC, enhancing veterans’ access to care and the various challenges facing West Virginia’s veterans.