“Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said he would reimburse the U.S. Treasury for his wife’s travel expenses and Wimbledon tennis tickets, after the department’s inspector general faulted him for improperly mixing government work and sightseeing during an 11-day trip to Europe last summer.”

“VA Inspector General Michael Missal said Shulkin’s staff lied to justify his wife accompanying him on the trip. Shulkin initially fired back at the findings and called the report, which the IG released Wednesday, as an ‘affront on [his] spouse, [his character] and his unblemished record of service.'”

“But at a budget hearing early Thursday morning, Shulkin said he intended to move quickly past the issue.”

“I do regret the decisions that have…” Read the full article here.

Source: Shulkin to pay back travel expenses, turns attention back to unprecedented VA budget request – By Nicole Ogrysko @nogryskoWFED, February 15, 2018.

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