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Robert Wilkie approved by Senate panel to lead troubled VA

Robert Wilkie approved by Senate panel to lead troubled VA
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VA candidate Robert Wilkie deals with Senate verification

Former Veterans Affairs advisor Darin Selnick discusses exactly what to anticipate on ‘Fox &&Friends First.’

A Senate panel has actually voted to authorize President Donald Trump’s candidate to lead Veterans Affairs.

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee settled on voice vote Tuesday to back Robert Wilkie, presently a Pentagon undersecretary. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont voted “no.”

Wilkie has actually promised to “shock complacency” to enhance long waits at VA. Under questioning by Democrats, Wilkie insists he will not privatize the federal government’s second-largest company. Throughout the 2016 project, Trump assured to guide more VA clients to the economic sector.

Wilkie’s election now goes to the complete Senate.

Trump picked Wilkie for the post in May after shooting previous VA Secretary David Shulkin. Trump’s very first replacement option, White House physician Ronny Jackson, withdrew after claims of work environment misbehavior appeared.