Senate confirms new VA secretary; vote looms on $17B measure to reform VA health care

  • by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 29, 2014 - 4:45 PM

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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