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posted: 7/1/2014 1:01 AM

Shimkus to visit Marion veterans' hospital

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Associatede Press

MARION, Ill. -- U.S. Rep. John Shimkus plans to tour a veterans' hospital in southern Illinois.

Shimkus' office says the congressman will tour Marion VA Medical Center on Monday. This will be the Collinsville Republican's first visit to the Marion facility since a growing public outcry over patients dying while awaiting VA treatment and mounting evidence workers falsified or omitted appointment schedules to hide frequent, long delays.

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The congressman's office says Shimkus will talk to the media on Monday afternoon after his visits with staff and patients.

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