PVA Responds to President Trump’s Nomination of Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake, in response to the nomination of Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve as the permanent secretary:
 
“Paralyzed Veterans of America has appreciated the opportunity in recent weeks to work with Acting Secretary Wilkie. He stepped in during a time when VA needed leadership and has worked to move VA forward, including taking a major step toward modernizing VA’s electronic health records system. Acting Secretary Wilkie also has shown leadership in urging Congress to reform VA’s community care and expand the comprehensive caregiver program to veterans injured prior to 9/11. We look forward to continuing to understand more about his vision for the VA and its provision of services and benefits to veterans with catastrophic disabilities.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org