05.16.14

Burr Releases a Statement on Petzel's Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, releases the following statement following the news of Under Secretary Petzel's retirement.

"This is hardly breaking news. Dr. Petzel had already announced his retirement, and his successor is already being vetted. Any suggestion that Dr. Petzel's earlier-than-expected departure somehow changes things at VA should be met with a skeptical eye - at best. We do, however, wish Dr. Petzel all the best in his retirement."