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Chairman Roe Statement on VA Secretary Nomination

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For Immediate Release, January 11, 2017 | Tiffany Haverly (202-226-8072) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President-elect Trump nominated Dr. David J. Shulkin to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

“I am pleased President-elect Trump has chosen a physician to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, especially one familiar with the integrating of private practitioners into the VA's network of health care providers. I’ve long said I would be happy to work with anyone committed to ensuring our heroes have access to the services they have earned, especially quality health care, and I look forward to working with Dr. Shulkin to bring wholesale reform to the Department.”

Dr. Shulkin currently serves as the Under Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has served in that post since 2015. 
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