Rep. Kind connects VA investigators with whistleblowers, vets

Kind puts investigators in touch with those with firsthand experience at Tomah VA

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind wants to make sure VA investigators are gathering as much information as possible as they look into allegations of over-medication and retaliatory behavior at the Tomah VA.

After spending the past few weeks meeting with whistleblowers, veterans and their families, Rep. Kind passed their contact information on to the VA’s Interim Under Secretary of Health, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, on Wednesday.

“The allegations that have been made are extremely serious and the voices of those with direct knowledge need to be heard,” Rep. Kind said in a statement released Wednesday night.

Kind hopes more firsthand accounts helps investigators better understand the scope of the problem.

“By contacting the individuals who have given their permission and hearing their accounts directly, the VA should be able to better determine what the problem is and resolve it immediately,” Rep. Kind said in the statement.

The congressman says he spoke with Under Secretary Clancy on Wednesday for an update on the investigations.

There is currently no timeline on when the investigations will be complete.