In 1st news conference as president-elect, Trump taps David Shulkin to head Veterans Affairs

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has tapped David Shulkin to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, he announced during a news conference Wednesday.

David Shulkin, under Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves Trump Tower in New York City, New York on Jan. 9, 2017, days before being appointed to head the VA. (DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Shulkin is the VA’s current undersecretary for health, a position in which he oversaw more than 1,700...

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