David J. Shulkin to fill the role.
United Press International reported:
Shulkin is currently the Veterans Administration’s undersecretary for health, a position making him leader of the nation’s largest integrated health system. He was nominated to the post by President Barack Obama in 2015. Prior to his appointment he served as CEO of New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, were at one time under consideration for the cabinet position. Shulkin’s nomination must be approved by the U.S. Senate.
“I appointed today the head secretary of the Veterans Administration, David Shulkin,” Trump announced at Trump Tower in New York during a press conference.
“We’ll do a news release in a little while, I’ll tell you about David, he’s fantastic. He’s fantastic. He will do a truly great job. One of the commitments I’ve made is that we’re going to straighten out the whole situation for our veterans.Read more at TheFederalistpapers