Former P&G chief Robert McDonald confirmed to lead Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — As expected, former Procter & Gamble head Robert McDonald has been confirmed to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary.

In a statement, President Barack Obama applauded the U.S. Senate for the Tuesday’s confirmation, saying, “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 they’ve earned and the chance to pursue the American dream they’ve risked so much to protect. “  

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