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Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Bob McDonald as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2014

I applaud the overwhelming, bipartisan confirmation of Bob McDonald as our next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. As a veteran himself and a proud member of a military family, Bob is deeply committed to serving our veterans and their families. And as an executive with decades of private-sector experience, he is uniquely equipped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to help change the way the VA does business. As a country, we have a solemn duty to serve our veterans as well as they have served us. I know Bob will help us honor that commitment and make sure every veteran gets the care they deserve, the benefits theyve earned, and the chance to pursue the American Dream theyve risked so much to protect.