Robert Wilkie, Trump’s pick for Veterans Affairs secretary, clears key Senate hurdle

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www.washingtonpost.com—Wilkie was pressed by some Democrats to explain his past embrace of divisive cultural issues, but he received the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s overwhelming support.

Senate panel votes to advance Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs Senate panel votes to advance Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs. A Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, after a largely noncontroversial confirmation hearing last month.