07.23.18

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm New VA Secretary, Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, congratulates Robert Wilkie on being confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs:

“Robert Wilkie’s military service and time as acting Secretary make him a great choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, he will be tasked with the mission of upholding America’s commitments to its veterans and their families. Robert Wilkie is uniquely suited to combat the challenges of the VA and hold the Department’s employees accountable. Since President Trump took office, more than 1,550 underperforming VA employees have been fired. Robert Wilkie will continue cleaning up the Department and ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.