MY HARLINGEN NEWS: Rep. Cuellar Discusses Veteran Health Care During Valley Tour
VA Sec. McDonald, Gov. Abbot and Congressional Delegation visit Harlingen and McAllen to Tour VA Hospital and Meet with Local Veterans
– Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15), Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss issues relating to veteran health care in the Rio Grande Valley. Sec. McDonald’s visit follows an invitation from Sen. Cornyn in .
Sec. McDonald, Sen. Cornyn, Gov. Abbott and the delegation toured the VA facility in Harlingen as well as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) Smart Hospital and took part in roundtable discussions about UTRGV’s plans for a new medical school. They also met with local veterans to address potential solutions for local VA health care.
In McAllen, Sec. McDonald and the delegation met with local veterans and toured the McAllen Veterans War Memorial and later attended the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon, where Sen. Cornyn and Sec. McDonald participated in an onstage conversation regarding South Texas veterans’ concerns and other issues affecting the region and the nation.