Tester Statement on Robert Wilkie

(U.S. Senate) – Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Jon Tester today released the following statement after President Donald Trump stated his intent to nominate Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to be permanent VA Secretary:

“Veterans deserve a strong leader who will address VA workforce shortages, reform community care and live up to the promises our nation made veterans and their families. I have a good working relationship with Acting Secretary Wilkie and I look forward to sitting down with him again to have an in-depth conversation about his vision and plan for the VA.”

Tester has voted for 13 of President Trump’s nominees to serve veterans.