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Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie to Lead VA

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today voted in favor of Robert Wilkie to be Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He was confirmed by the Senate 86-9.


“Mr. Wilkie is well-qualified to lead the VA at a time when the agency is attempting to return to its mission of serving our nation’s veterans. During his confirmation hearing, I shared with Mr. Wilkie my concerns regarding the VA MISSION Act and reiterated my interest in working directly with the VA to address them to make sure care for our veterans is priority number one. Mr. Wilkie is the right person at this time to lead the VA.”


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