Luján Votes to Confirm Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs:

“The next Secretary of Veterans Affairs must make it a priority to fulfill America’s sacred promise to our veterans, and that includes administering the COVID-19 vaccine to as many veterans as possible and providing robust support for those struggling during the pandemic. Our nation’s veterans and their families deserve a VA that will provide the best care and benefits that they have rightly earned.

“When I met with Denis McDonough last week, I stressed the importance of supporting veterans’ mental health care and ensuring that rural communities served by the VA receive their fair share of COVID-19 vaccines. I look forward to working alongside Secretary McDonough on initiatives to restore leadership at the VA and to ensure that New Mexico veterans are well served.”



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