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VA Sec. Wilkie: We've 'changed out leadership' at VA centers, proposed largest budget


Added 05-23-19 04:29:02pm EST - “Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday he has focused on putting in place people at the V.A. who "understand the culture and know the language of service."” - Foxnews.com

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Making sure that veterans' health needs are the center of the VA's focus changes the trajectory of the institution, says VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. If you are a veteran in need, or if you know of a veteran that needs help, please call the VA's crisis hotline 800 273-8255 or text 838 255.

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Thursday he has focused on putting in place people at the V.A. who "understand the culture and know the language of service."

Joining Harris Faulkner for a live interview on "Outnumbered Overtime," Wilkie was asked about how he has tackled one of the major issues plaguing the department for years: long wait times for veterans seeking health care.

Wilkie said President Trump authorized him to propose the largest budget in the history of the department, $220 billion, while making changes to V.A. leadership at medical centers around the country.

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