CONGRESSMAN BISHOP WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF NEW SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, ROBERT MCDONALD
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, released the following statement congratulating and welcoming the Senate confirmation of Robert McDonald, the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
“I congratulate Robert McDonald on his confirmation as Secretary of the VA. Now it’s time to get to work on the laundry list of VA improvements for our veterans. In addition to changing the management culture at the VA and ensuring that veterans get the timely care and consideration to which they are entitled, the VA needs to continue to address veterans’ homelessness, fully develop an integrated DoD-VA Electronic Health Records System, and eliminate the claims backlog for all veterans waiting for the benefits they are due. I look forward to working with Secretary Robert McDonald to address these important issues.”