President Trump on Friday signed into law a bill that allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to easily get rid of employees accused of wrongdoing at the agency, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Trump said the law is one of the most significant reforms to the VA in a generation or more. He also vowed to take more steps in the future to transform the VA “until the job is done.”
“For many years, the government failed to keep its promises to our veterans. We all remember the nightmare that veterans suffered during the VA scandals that were exposed a few years ago,” the president said.
Last week, the House approved the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act with a 368-55 vote, sending the bill to Trump for signing.
Earlier this month, the Senate approved the measure with bipartisan support.
The new law will allow VA Secretary David Shulkin and future secretaries to fire employees who break department rules and increase protections for whistleblowers.