Schumer, at Castle Point, blasts plan to close facility

Senator Charles Schumer led a rally earlier this year to keep the facility open

WAPPINGERS FALLS – US Senator Charles Schumer came to the Castle Point VA Medical Center on Friday to express his opposition to a proposal to close the center.

The recommendation came recently in the Department of Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission 2022 report.

The senator said the proposed closure would affect thousands of Hudson Valley veterans.

To close Castle Point “with no clear plan in place for the thousands of veterans who use this facility for their healthcare is unacceptable and won’t become a reality,” Schumer said. “Our brave service members fought to protect our freedom, and to suggest ripping away their local VA medical center as we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel from the pandemic cannot pass. On top of that, the fact that many of our veterans and community leaders who work nonstop to help them were not consulted throughout this process cannot continue.”
Schumer called on the VA “to rework their recommendations and keep tried and true local healthcare options open so our veterans can continue to receive the lifesaving care they need and deserve.”

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