The Senate last night voted 86-9 to approve President Trump’s nomination of Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs permanently. Wilkie has served as acting VA secretary since March and as under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness since last November. He previously served as assistant secretary of defense from 2005 to 2009. “Robert Wilkie has shown a deep commitment to serve veterans during his years in public service and he knows first-hand the commitment the VA has to care for veterans in their time of need,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said. “We look forward to working with him to strengthen the care provided to our nation’s veterans, who have sacrificed for our country and deserve the highest quality care.”

Related News Articles

Headline
Brad Smith, former chief operating officer for Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, will serve as director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation…
Headline
The Senate today voted 72-18 to confirm Stephen Hahn, M.D., as Food and Drug Administration commissioner. Hahn currently serves as chief medical executive and…
Headline
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today voted 18-5 to approve President’s Trump nomination of Stephen Hahn, M.D., to lead the Food and…
Headline
Thomas Engels was promoted this month to administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration after serving as acting administrator since August.…
Headline
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held a hearing on President’s Trump nomination of Stephen Hahn, M.D., to lead the Food and…
Headline
President Trump today announced his intention to nominate Stephen Hahn, M.D., to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Ned Sharpless, M.D., has been serving…