WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and a member of the 2014 veterans’ conference committee, introduced Robert “Bob” McDonald before the committee. McDonald, a veteran of the U.S. Army and former CEO of Procter and Gamble, is the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
In June, Brown called for swift passage of the "Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014" and outlined how this legislation would cut down wait times by expanding available medical services for veterans, provide additional funding to the VA for the training and hiring of new medical staff to help address systemwide shortages, and empower the VA Secretary to remove senior officials, helping reestablish accountability within the Department.
Brown was appointed to the first Senate-House conference committee in fifteen years to address veterans’ legislation. As the only Ohio Senator to serve a full term on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Brown has introduced a package of key legislative proposals aimed at addressing issues facing Ohio veterans.
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