July 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after voting to confirm Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs:

“Veterans in New Hampshire and across the country deserve a leader at the Department of Veterans Affairs who is committed to improving and strengthening the VA to ensure that our veterans can get the care they need and have earned. Having reviewed Mr. Wilkie’s qualifications and met personally with him, I believe that Mr. Wilkie is ready to lead the Department. In particular, I appreciated Mr. Wilkie’s commitment to implementing the bipartisan VA Mission Act, as well as to addressing issues with the Veterans Choice program and community-based care that our veterans in the Granite State and across the country face. I look forward to working with Mr. Wilkie to ensure that our veterans have the support they need to thrive in civilian life, including educational and employment opportunities, and to ensure that our country reflects the values that our veterans so valiantly fought to defend.”

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