Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Statement on Trump VA Secretary Nominee Shulkin

January 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump today announced that he has tapped Dr. David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin currently serves as VA Under Secretary of Health.
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), who has worked with with Dr. Shulkin over the last year in effort to overhaul the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS), congratulated Dr. Shulkin on his selection saying she looks forward to working with him.
“Dr. David Shulkin is an experienced physician with substantial experience in managing complex healthcare systems, and he has what it takes to be an effective Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” Roby said.  “I’ve worked with Dr. Shulkin in the past on VA reform initiatives, and I believe he is dedicated to reforming the flawed VA system.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Shulkin to ensure we meet the needs of every veteran in the VA health care system.”