WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies – today issued the following statement after the president’s announcement regarding Department of Veterans Affairs leadership changes:
"Veterans deserve the best our nation has to offer and a VA worthy of their sacrifice, which requires leadership at the top that is focused on changing the bureaucracy on behalf of our nation's heroes. Rear Admiral Jackson has a career in service and I look forward to discussing his plans for the VA to make certain veterans receive access to care they deserve. I applaud the appointment of Under Secretary of Defense Robert Wilkie to serve in the interim — he is a strong choice to entrust with oversight of the VA."
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