Statement Regarding Legionella at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy

“Although I appreciate the testimony today’s witnesses provided, I was ultimately disappointed in the outcome of today’s Joint Senate/House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing.  The idea that the administration’s failure to respond to a clearly over-broad request for information is not evidence of a cover-up.  That irresponsible suggestion and the insults which followed do nothing to improve an already tragic situation.  Our focus going forward should be to identify the best practices and procedures that will ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve.”


About State Senator Paul Schimpf

Sen. Schimpf serves as the Republican spokesperson for the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  Sen. Schimpf took the Oath of Office during the Inauguration of the 100th General Assembly, Jan. 11, 2017 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

The 58th Senate District includes all or parts of Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington and Union Counties and represents more than 220,000 Illinois citizens.  Discover more at and find him on Facebook.


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