Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

WASHINGTON –Today, the Senate voted to confirm Dr.  David Shulkin to head the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement:

“I look forward to working with Dr. Shulkin to ensure our veterans receive the world-class health care that they were promised and have earned. This includes making sure that the Veterans Choice Program is not only improved but is also made permanent so that our veterans never have to wait for health care. Additionally, I hope that Dr. Shulkin embraces the accountability authority that Congress has provided the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in order to ensure that all VA employees are working for our nation’s veterans.”