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Senate unanimously approves Bob McDonald as Veterans Affairs chief
Senate unanimously approves Bob McDonald as Veterans Affairs chief

Robert McDonald, President Obama's pick to lead the tarnished Department of Veterans Affairs, was unanimously confirmed Tuesday by the Senate. McDonald, former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a West Point graduate, is the eighth VA secretary nominee to be unanimously approved by the Senate since the position was created in 1989. McDonald comes from a military family and served five years in the Army, rising to the rank of captain in the 82nd Airborne Division. McDonald also spent 33 years at P&G, an experience many senators say will be a boon for leading the vast bureaucracy and restoring accountability to the veterans healthcare system.  McDonald promised...

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