U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden announced the proposal to make the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla an outpatient clinic is coming to an end.

Wyden in a press release Wednesday, June 29, said he welcomed the news this week that Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester, D-Montana, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington and a bipartisan group of senators will block the veterans Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission’s proposals to reclassify the Walla Walla veterans facility as a community-based outpatient clinic and to move its 31-bed residential rehabilitation treatment program 180 miles north of Walla Walla to Spokane.

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