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    David Shulkin Confirmed by Senate as Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs

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    The US Senate confirmed David Shulkin on Monday evening as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In January, Donald Trump selected Dr. David Shulkin as his nominee for the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    On Monday, Schulkin was confirmed with a unanimous vote of 100-0.

    Prior to confirmation, Trump said Shulkin will be able to turn around the much criticized Department.

    Shulkin previously served as the Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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