County Executive

Prince George's County, Maryland

Statement From County Executive Rushern L. Baker on U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014

For Immediate Release: 6/11/2014 5:30 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson, Press Secretary/Deputy Communications Manager, Phone: 240-619-9400

Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released this statement following the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014:

“I want to thank the Maryland Congressional Delegation for the advocacy they displayed to help get the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014 passed.  The passage of this act is particularly significant for Prince George’s County, because we are home to more veterans than any other jurisdiction in the State of Maryland.  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Congresswoman Donna Edwards displayed much needed leadership on this very important issue and thanks to their efforts, the veterans of Prince George’s County now have assurances that they will receive timely access to medical care.  The Prince George’s County government is committed to working with our state and federal partners to ensure that veterans of the Armed Services are treated with respect and receive the type care they deserve.”