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CVA Touts Steady Leadership Ahead of Wilkie Nomination Hearing

By Chris Neefus

CVA Touts Steady Leadership Ahead of Wilkie Nomination Hearing

Grassroots veterans group applauds nominee, highlights issues ahead for next VA Secretary

ARLINGTON, Va.— As the confirmation hearing of Robert Wilkie to become the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs kicks off, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) reiterated the need for steady leadership at the helm of the VA and highlighted Wilkie’s proven record as evidence of his qualifications for the post.

CVA Executive Director, Dan Caldwell, had this to say ahead the hearing:

“In his time as Acting VA Secretary, Mr. Wilkie showed himself to be the steady, capable leader the VA needs during a time of great change. He has a long record of working on military personnel and veteran issues and we are confident he will implement policies that will fix systemic problems at the VA. We are pleased his nomination is progressing and look forward to working with him to ensure the VA is modernized and reformed to serve the veterans of today and the future.”

BACKGROUND

In a recent interview on Fox and Friends First, Caldwell discussed the prospects of Wilkie as the next VA Secretary.

Concerned Veterans for America has advocated for a nominee who will bring a steady hand to the helm of the VA, stressing the importance of stabilizing the Veterans Choice Program, preserving veterans’ health care choice, and quelling the turmoil that has plagued the VA and the programs on which millions of veterans rely.