CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON NEW VA COMMUNITY BASED OUTPATIENT CLINIC IN COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MILCON/VA) and Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, released the following statement praising the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) contracting announcement for a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to be located in Columbus, Georgia.

“I am extremely pleased that the VA has announced the award of a contract for the new Columbus Community Based Outpatient Clinic to be located at 2357 Warm Springs Road, Columbus, Georgia, 31904. Construction of this clinic has been a major priority of mine, and I worked diligently with the local chamber of commerce and with local government officials to ensure the VA placed this clinic in an area accessible to the over 30,000 veterans in the Chattahoochee Valley area. It is imperative that these veterans receive the highest quality of care and services and as close to home as possible.”

“However, our task is not yet finished. We will provide continued oversight of the process from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MILCON/VA). We will work to ensure that construction begins on time this winter and that the estimated completion date remains the spring of 2021. We have a duty to the brave men and women that have sacrificed so much for our nation. Completing this new Community Based Outpatient Clinic is a step in the right direction and will make it easier for local veterans to get the care they need and deserve.”