“… The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee agreed on voice vote to back Robert Wilkie, currently serving as a Pentagon undersecretary. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont cast a “no” vote.”
“Wilkie has pledged to “shake up complacency” at the VA, which has struggled with long waits in providing medical treatment to millions of veterans.”
“Under repeated questioning by Democrats during his confirmation hearing last month, the Air Force and Navy veteran insisted he would not seek to privatize the government’s second-largest…” Read the full article here.
Source: Senate panel OKs Trump’s pick to lead troubled VA – By Hope Yen, Associated Press, July 10, 2018. ABC News.