Tester Statement on President-Elect Biden’s VA Secretary Selection

Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Jon Tester today released the following statement after President-elect Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Denis McDonough to be Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs:

“Now more than ever, veterans and their families need a strong leader who will prioritize delivering timely and quality health care and benefits over making political points. Denis McDonough has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to public service and a deep understanding that taking care of our veterans is a cost of war. I look forward to meeting with him to discuss his vision for the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the critical services it provides to our nation’s veterans and their families.”