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Trump Taps VA Undersecretary to Take Over Top Job

January 18, 2017

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VA logoPresident-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he will nominate Dr. David Shulkin, the undersecretary for health at the Veterans Affairs Department, to take over the top job at the agency.

Trump made the surprise announcement during a press conference in New York. “He’s fantastic,” the president-elect said. “He will do a truly great job.”

If Shulkin is confirmed, he would be the first VA secretary without prior military service and Trump’s first cabinet member who served in the Obama administration. With its roughly $180 billion budget, the VA is the second-largest federal agency behind the Defense Department.

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