01 Feb '17, 10pm

From today's confirmation

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Wednesday to resist any plans to “privatize” veterans’ services but also outlined a vision of a more robust, community-integrated system for the future. “If confirmed as secretary, I will seek major reform and a transformation of VA,” Dr. David Shulkin, the current department under secretary for health, told senators at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. “There will be far greater accountability, dramatically improved access, responsiveness and expanded care options, but the Department of Veterans Affairs will not be privatized under my watch.” Shulkin, the first non-veteran ever nominated for the Cabinet post, faced mainly friendly questioning from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, while a slate of other contentious nomination votes simultaneously t...

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