Politics: Veteran Affairs

After the humiliating Veterans Affairs scandal that broke out a few months ago, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (among other top VA officials) resigned. This left a void waiting to be filled by someone ambitious enough to reform the broken agency. Robert McDonald, former CEO of Procter and Gamble, will answer questions in front of the U.S. Senate next Tuesday, and if the Senate votes him in, he will assume the role as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. President Obama nominated Mr. McDonald in late June, and he has been quietly meeting with Senators since to gain their support. He has not, however, assumed the role of Acting VA Secretary for the past few weeks, as Sloan Gibson has undertaken that role recently.

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