Grassley Statement on the Confirmation of VA Secretary
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today released the following statement regarding Robert Wilkie’s confirmation to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
“Robert Wilkie has dedicated his life to defending and serving his nation as a member of the armed forces and a distinguished public servant. Mr. Wilkie proved he has the experience and ability required to improve the lives of veterans and their families during his tenure as acting secretary of the VA. He has bipartisan support from Congress, the military community, and veterans service organizations. It’s my hope and expectation that Mr. Wilkie will work to implement Congress’s efforts to improve transparency and accountability at the VA so that our nation’s heroes will be well-served under his leadership as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.”