National commander: Reschedule Choice hearing immediately

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt issued the following statement following the cancellation of Wednesday’s Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing examining the Department of Veterans Affairs Choice Program and the future of care in the community:

“The Choice program is critical to the health care of our veterans," he said. "We respectfully urge the Senate to immediately reschedule the hearing that was cancelled today. Through their service, America’s veterans have earned the right to receive quality and efficient health care, regardless of where they decide to call home.”