The Senate on Monday confirmed Denis McDonough — who served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff — as the following Veteran Affairs secretary.
McDonough, who has by no means served within the armed forces, replaces Robert Wilkie, a choose of former President Donald Trump.
The Division of Veterans Affairs has offered organizational challenges for each events through the years.
McDonough advised lawmakers he possesses the flexibility to deal with — and resolve — advanced governmental challenges.
He additionally stated that serving as Obama’s chief of staff allowed him to view the sacrifices made by veterans, whom he stated he feels he owes a debt of gratitude to.
With Submit wires