WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs by a vote of 86 to 9.
“Eastern Washington’s veterans deserve the best care imaginable, but for too long, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been an agency that lost sight of its mission to put veterans first,” said Cathy. “In the 21st Century, we need a VA that is going to rethink and reimagine the way we get our veterans the care they have earned. I am confident that Secretary Wilkie will challenge the status quo at the VA and fight for veterans to ensure the red carpet is rolled out for them at the VA.”
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