St. Augustine, FL ’ Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin discussions with St. Johns County to negotiate and award a sole-source contract for a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in St. Augustine, Florida:

“I am encouraged by the announcement that the VA and St. Johns County will begin discussions regarding a permanent facility for the St. Augustine CBOC. It is my hope that both parties work in a timely manner to negotiate an agreement that ensures that our veterans served by the clinic continue to receive the medical care that they have earned through their service. My staff and I will continue to remain closely engaged on this important issue.”?