Sullivan Votes to Advance VA Secretary Nominee Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today after the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to advance Robert Wilkie, nominee to become the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), out of committee.

“Today I was pleased to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in voting to advance Mr. Wilkie out of the VA Committee,” said Senator Sullivan. “During his confirmation process, I explained to Mr. Wilkie the unique challenges that our 77,000 Alaskan veterans face – and invited him to Alaska so that he can see and hear from our veterans firsthand. As the VA MISSION  Act is rolled-out, I'll work with Mr. Wilkie to ensure that Alaska's priorities are upheld and successfully implemented. He understands what it takes to faithfully serve our veterans and I hope that the Senate will now move to swiftly confirm him to this important position to our nation.”