Senate Votes Unanimously to Confirm Shulkin as the Next VA Secretary

On Monday, February 13th, the Senate voted 100-0 to confirm Dr. David Shulkin as the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). His confirmation vote in the Senate followed a unanimous vote in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and a confirmation hearing in which he pledged “far greater accountability, dramatically improved access, responsiveness and expanded care options” if confirmed as Secretary. Following the confirmation vote, HIMSS released a statement congratulating Dr. Shulkin on his confirmation. Secretary Shulkin was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday.