13 Feb '17, 1pm

Veterans groups urge Senate to vote on VA Secretary nominee

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders are set to vote Monday night on the confirmation of the newest Veterans Affairs Secretary. Leaders of the largest veterans groups are pleading with them to stick to that schedule. In a letter to Senate leadership late last week, the six largest veterans organizations asked for “any action” to get the top job at VA filled as quickly as possible, throwing their support behind President Donald Trump’s nomination of Dr. David Shulkin for the post. “Today, VA is at a crucial moment in history with fundamental reforms underway but many challenges still remaining,” the letter said. “However, to secure enduring and meaningful change, strong leadership is absolutely critical. “Without swift action to confirm a VA Secretary, needed change could be delayed and veterans may once again be forced to wait too long to receive the benefits they have earned and ...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/shulkin-senate-vote...

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