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Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'
Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'

President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct. Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that, if confirmed, he would work to identify VA employees who participated in schemes to cover up long wait times for patient care. "Those employees that have violated the trust of the nation and of veterans must be, and will be, held accountable," McDonald said at his confirmation hearing. "If you don't want people in your community lying, you...

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