“I look forward to working with Secretary Shinseki and President Obama to help VA fulfill its sacred obligation to veterans and their families.”
President Barack Obama designated General Shinseki as his choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on December 7, 2008. On January 14, 2009, Akaka chaired a Senate hearing on General Shinseki’s presumptive nomination, and called for a quick confirmation by the full Senate.
Jesse Broder Van Dyke is a spokesperson for U.S. Senator Akaka, D-Hawaii