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Robert McDonald Confirmed as VA Secretary

The Senate confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, with a $17 billion deal to slash VA wait times expected to pass later this week .  

The 97-0 vote reflected broad bipartisan support for McDonald's pick. Republicans including Speaker John A. Boehner and Rob Portman, both from McDonald's native Ohio, immediately backed McDonald , who support Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.  

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