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New VA secretary addresses veterans groups for first time
New VA secretary addresses veterans groups for first time

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke Saturday at the National Disabled American Veterans convention in Las Vegas, his first such address to vets since taking over the agency last month. “Over these next several months, I am going to keep traveling -- extensively -- to hear directly from our employees, veterans and other stakeholders,” McDonald told convention attendees. "This is an opportunity for me to make a difference in the lives of veterans I care so much about." Reports of people dying while waiting to see doctors and long wait times at a Phoenix VA hospital created a huge controversy around veteran care, leading previous VA Secretary Eric K....

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