WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today on a newly revised Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy allowing voter registration groups access to VA facilities. Chairman Akaka, along with Senators Feinstein and Kerry, had urged the Department to rescind an earlier prohibition on voter registration activities.
"The Department's announcement removes unnecessary limitations they had placed on voter registration groups. VA did the right thing by taking initiative internally to change this policy in time for veterans to participate in the upcoming elections."
The Department's revised policy includes the following clarifications: