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Senate Panel OKs Trump's Pick to Lead Troubled VA

A Senate panel voted Tuesday to approve President Donald Trump's nominee to lead Veterans Affairs, a department beset by political infighting and turmoil over providing health care.  The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee agreed on voice vote to back Robert Wilkie, currently serving as a Pentagon undersecretary. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont cast a “no” vote. Wilkie has pledged to “shake up complacency” at the VA, which has struggled with long waits in...

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