Griffin Renews Demand for Answers on Drop-In Treatment Center Decision

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after requesting Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), update him on the status of the VA’s plan to relocate its Little Rock Drop-In Day Treatment Center:                                          

“On January 12, 2012, I sent Secretary Shinseki a letter urging the VA to suspend its plan to relocate the Little Rock Drop-In Day Treatment Center until further input from the community could be considered.  I also requested that the VA provide me with the policy and procedures for the relocation site selection process.  Since then, I’ve been monitoring this issue and remain in close contact with VA officials.  I’ve been assured that they are gathering facts and preparing an official response to my inquiry.  I also have requested an opportunity to discuss this matter personally with Secretary Shinseki.  I will continue to fight to ensure the concerns of local residents, government officials, and community leaders are heard.”