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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 – applauded Senate confirmation of Robert “Bob” McDonald to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Last week, Brown introduced McDonald, a veteran of the U.S. Army and former CEO of Procter and Gamble, before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“Our commitment to our veterans must match their commitment to our nation,” Brown said. “As a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter and Gamble, Bob McDonald possesses the skills and integrity needed to be an effective leader and advocate for our nation’s veterans. The VA is faced with many hurdles that it must overcome. It’s imperative that Bob McDonald enacts reforms that hold senior-level VA officials accountable for mismanagement, while taking steps to address systemwide shortages in doctors and nurses. Veterans who have served this country should not have to wait to see a doctor. The VA must also continue its efforts to increase outreach to post-9/11 veterans and better address Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. These hurdles are not insurmountable and I am confident Bob McDonald will meet these challenges head-on.”