After years of mismanagement and an inability to deliver timely medical service, the Department of Veterans Affairs is undergoing major changes as its secretary, David Shulkin, receives praise from both sides of the aisle.
Shulkin is a medical doctor with a reputation for nonpartisanship, and he has taken an aggressive approach to solving the VA's structural problems, Politico reportedMonday. Former President Barack Obama appointed him to be undersecretary of veterans affairs for health before President Donald Trump nominated him to his current Cabinet-level post, and Democrats and Republicans have lauded his efforts to bring change to the VA.
"What motivates me and what motivates Dr. Shulkin is the same, to provide the best care to veterans," said Rep. Phil Roe (R., Tenn.). chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "I don't know whether he's a Republican or Democrat, and I could care less."
Source: Free Beacon