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Inhofe Supports McDonald Nomination to VA Secretary

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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Robert McDonald, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Proctor & Gamble, to be Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs by a 97 to 0 vote:

"As the drawdown in Afghanistan begins and our troops return from the front lines of battle, it is imperative that the new Secretary not waste time to ensure that our veterans' healthcare needs are met with quality care in a timely manner. McDonald will face adversity in his new role, but I am confident that his past military service and successful private-sector experience will give him the wherewithal to create an environment that is immune to the bureaucratic mess that led to lengthy backlogs and a lack of access to treatment. I will fight alongside Mr. McDonald to ensure that we fix this broken system for the sake of the men and women who fought for our freedoms; they deserve nothing less."


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