Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary and Minnesota-native Denis McDonough is touring the state’s VA medical campuses, learning more about the work and services provided to veterans. McDonough says one of the main reasons for his visits is to highlight President Biden’s VA plan:

“President has submitted to Congress the American Jobs Plan that has 18-million dollars to allow us to upgrade and modernize VA Medical Facilities.”

McDonough says there have been no decisions made on where the money will be allocated. He says the average age of U.S. private sector hospitals is roughly 11 years.