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VA Chief David Shulkin: Trump Style 'Quicker, More Decisive'

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By    |   Monday, 26 Jun 2017 11:30 AM

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin praised President Donald Trump for taking quick action to improve the VA, the Washington Examiner reported.

Shulkin, who served as President Barack Obama's undersecretary for health at the VA, was asked by the website how things have changed under Trump.

"I have found that mandate from him, to get this organization fixed and the support and freedom to go out and challenge old assumptions, is exactly what the VA needs right now," Shulkin said.

"Slow, incremental change isn't what this organization needs," he said. "(Trump) did not come in to make incremental change; he came in to set a fundamental different course in direction when it comes to providing services to veterans. Acting quicker and more decisively is part of that management style.

"I think the organization feels more empowered to fix problems than they have in the past, and my hope is that we will be able to set the path so that the organization is earning back the trust that it needs," he added.

Last week, Trump signed VA reform legislation designed to protect whistleblowers, while making it easier to fire problematic employees, Fox News reported.

The new law expanded protections for whistleblowers and prevents the VA from dismissing an employee who has an open complaint against the department, the news network said.

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