Paralyzed Veterans of America Looking Forward to Partnering with New Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Post Date: December 10, 2020
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WASHINGTON (December, 11 2020) — Paralyzed Veterans of America, Executive Director, Carl Blake released the following statement regarding the nomination of Denis McDonough to be the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a position responsible for the healthcare and benefits of millions of veterans:

"Paralyzed Veterans of America looks forward to understanding more about the vision Mr. McDonough has for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The VA healthcare system is the preeminent provider of healthcare for our members who are all veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases. Our members need a VA Secretary who will effectively address the barriers to care they and other veterans face.  Veterans also deserve a secretary who will be transparent and partner with us and other Veterans Service Organizations in a fully open and collaborative manner to take on the tough issues facing VA including the need to provide a system of care for all veterans that is safe and harassment-free at all levels of the Department, accessible to any veteran seeking care and benefits, and efficient in delivering timely, quality care and benefits. If confirmed, we look forward to working closely with Mr. McDonough on these issues"