Robert Wilkie

Wilkie says firing of VA deputy secretary was a ‘simple business decision’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday defended the firing of his deputy secretary, describing the removal as a “simple business decision.”

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Federal retirement cuts absent from House budget proposal

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

VA MISSION Act funding to take center stage in upcoming 2020 budget battles

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress questions progress on veterans choice, suicide prevention amid ‘constant churn’ of VA leadership

The Department of Veterans Affairs has six months to consolidate disparate community care programs into one, revamped veterans choice program. But lawmakers…

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Congress agrees on biggest VA budget yet, but leaves long-term MISSION Act funding unclear

Lawmakers have struck a deal to give the Veterans Affairs Department its biggest budget yet but still lack a long-term plan to fund the agency’s new community…

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Johnny Isakson, Robert Wilkie

Veterans Affairs nominee vows to fight any effort to privatize VA health care

Robert Wilkie, the president’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, said he would faithfully implement the VA MISSION Act, but oppose efforts to fully-privatize VA health care.

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