WATCH: President Trump signs VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act


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President Trump is set to sign legislation relative to the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday meant to protect whistleblowers and expedite the process of firing problem employees in the event of inefficiency or wrongdoing.

"The administration is committed to ensuring the nation's veterans have access to the care, services, and benefits they have earned," the White House said in a statement about the legislation. "To achieve this goal, it is critical that employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are held to the highest performance standards, and that they are accountable when those standards are not met."

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