STATEMENT OF VOTEVETS ON NOMINATION OF DR. DAVID SHULKIN TO HEAD THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

WASHINGTON - Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chair of VoteVets.org, released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. David Shulkin to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs:

 

 

"We’re pleased that Mr. Trump has confirmed that President Obama appointed good people at the VA, who are doing a good job, by elevating one of them to Secretary.

 

Dr. David Shulkin understands the VA health care system and we fully expect that he will maintain its integrity. But, for Dr. Shulkin to gain our support, he must verify, under oath, that he will not implement any plan that would lead to full VA privatization--as Trump's Koch-funded advisors laid out during the campaign."

 

 

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 450,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

 

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