11 Jan '17, 5pm

PRESS RELEASE: Vets React to Choice of Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

NEW YORK, NY (January 11, 2017) – Today, President-elect Trump announced Dr. David J. Shulkin, the Under Secretary for Health for Veterans Affairs, as his nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to succeed Bob McDonald who has served as Secretary since 2014. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the non-partisan, leading voice for the Post-9/11 generation of veterans, welcomes the prospect of continuity at the VA at this critical time, but IAVA membership has strong concerns about the department being led by a non veteran for the first time in history, especially in a time of war. “We are optimistic about the nomination of Dr. Shulkin by the President-elect. He is well known to us, a man of character and has been a trusted partner of IAVA at VA. However, his selection is unprecedented. Our membership overwhelmingly supported the selection of a veteran for...

Full article: https://iava.org/press-release/vets-react-to-choice-of-dr...

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