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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) received a three-page written response from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Jim Nicholson about problems at the VA Medial Center in Seattle.   

When Murray heard that the Joint Commission had issued a "Preliminary Denial of Accreditation" to the Seattle VA, she wrote to Secretary Nicholson.  

Today, in a meeting with VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Michael Kussman, Murray sought more information.  Murray plans to visit the Seattle VA on Friday (6/15).

Secretary Nicholson's response