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New Veterans Urge Swift Senate Confirmation for VA Nominees

IAVA supports President Obama’s nominations for Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Under Secretary for Health

Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2015) — President Barack Obama today announced two nominations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). IAVA urges the Senate to move quickly in confirming LaVerne Horton Council for Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, and Dr. David Shulkin, for Under Secretary for Health.

“IAVA implores the Senate to quickly confirm these nominees. There’s not a moment to waste in the effort to reform and right the VA,” said IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff. “We continue to believe that Secretary Bob McDonald is the right man to lead this reform but he can’t do it alone. As veterans, we support his efforts to identify and recruit top-tier talent to this difficult task. We applaud the President for making these nominations and look forward to working with these two leaders in promoting solutions that will help our vets.”

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About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

Learn more at iava.org.