Senate Panel Likes McDonald

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee unanimously approved President Obama’s pick to lead the controversy laden Department of Veterans Affairs, sending his nomination to the full chamber. Although it is unclear when the full Senate will actually vote on former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to run the agency, Wednesday’s decision suggests final approval could come prior to the August recess. At his confirmation hearing earlier in the week, McDonald promised to hold the department’s employees responsible for their actions and reform the troubled agency. He told lawmakers. “Employees that have violated the trust of the department and of veterans must be, and will be, held accountable.” Over the past two weeks, AFSA has been urging Members of Congress to fill the vacancy quickly, so the difficult task of fixing VA’s problems can begin in earnest.

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