The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will create a new facility – by leasing around a 49,000 square foot facility with around 350 parking spaces – in Pike County in the coming years to provide access to care for veterans in the surrounding area. Congressman Drew supported Congressional authorization for the new clinic that was included in the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017, passed by the House on July 28. He released the following statement: ’Our veterans sacrificed so much for our country, too often including their own health. We should work to ensure they have timely accessible care in their own communities. I was proud to vote to authorize funding for this new clinic.’ The new facility would provide VA outpatient primary care and mental health services to eligible veterans and should be complete by summer 2022.