Senate Confirms Denis McDonough As Veterans Affairs Secretary 87-7

In the most bipartisan Senate confirmation for President Joe Biden‘s new cabinet yet, Denis McDonough was confirmed as Secretary of Veterans Affairs in a vote of 87-7. McDonough previously served at Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama. Several veterans’ affairs organizations, however, noted that McDonough has never served in the military. As to his qualifications, McDonough said he would use “his deep and extensive knowledge of government” to revitalize the department. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) also vouched for McDonough on Twitter. “This won’t be easy. The Department …

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