David Shulkin


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The latest quote from David Shulkin is: “We went with friends. There was no business connection to that. There was no government money. . . . Last time I checked, there's nothing illegal about going to enjoy a sporting event.”. It comes from the VA chief says taxpayers didn’t pick up wife’s Europe expenses, despite previous agency statements article. You’ll find on this page 37 articles with David Shulkin quoted on topics such as Phoenix, Trump and veteran. David Shulkin has been quoted 59 times in 37 articles.
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Jun 23 2017 - Trump Presidency

The purpose of this is not to do firings. The purpose of this is to set the culture and the standards at the V.A. That happened about 20 minutes ago. The V.A. has already started to prepare the changes that we need in our own internal policies and regulations to make sure that we're compliant with this law and on Tuesday I will sign those internal documents.feedback

Jun 21 2017

On financial projections, we have to do better. We do not want to see veterans impacted at all by our inability to manage budgets.feedback

Jun 06 2017

I assure you that was not our intent and believe this was a case of misunderstanding between VA and committee staff.feedback

Jun 05 2017

It's time to move forward, and as secretary I was not willing to put this decision off any longer.feedback

May 31 2017

Things are getting better around the country.feedback

May 31 2017

That should be unacceptable to all of us.feedback

May 31 2017

His commitment to being involved in veteran issues is one of his top domestic priorities. Anything that we need, the White House has been extremely responsive and they are impatient and anxious for us to get on with this.feedback

May 31 2017

Nothing makes me lose sleep more than the veterans we are losing to suicide.feedback

May 31 2017

There is a lot of work to do. Our veterans and their families have benefited from our early success, but have suffered due to the failures of the past to effect real change.feedback

May 31 2017

Though we are taking immediate and decisive steps stabilizing the organization, we are still in critical condition and require intensive care. Our veterans and their families have benefited from our early success, but have suffered due to the failures of the past to affect real change. My goal is to address these challenges head on.feedback

May 10 2017

We appreciate the House passing H.R. 1259, VA Accountability First Act of 2017 as a vital step toward providing the tools necessary to address misconduct while ensuring due process. Just as importantly, we look forward to the Senate taking up the legislation and helping to ensure passage as soon as possible.feedback

May 03 2017

Whether BRAC is a model that we should take a look, we're beginning that discussion with members of Congress. We want to stop supporting our use of maintenance of buildings we don't need, and we want to reinvest that in buildings we know have capital needs.feedback

Apr 27 2017

He's asking through his executive order for VA to do everything that it can internally. But we know that that's not going to be enough to get done what I want to get done, which is to be able to, once we identify people that need to leave the organization, to get them out quickly. So I do need legislative help as well.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Trumpcare

It's this approach where veterans can get care wherever they need it that really is the way that we're going to address all the needs and honor our commitments to our veterans.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Trumpcare

This is a good day for veterans. This is a great day to celebrate not only what veterans have contributed to the country, but how we're making things better for them.feedback

Apr 04 2017

Fixing the Veterans Crisis Line was a critical step in keeping our commitment to veterans.feedback

Mar 17 2017

It is a location where there are a lot of young men and women who prepare very hard in the eventually that something catastrophic would happen. Most Americans will never see what I saw. [They] should know that the country takes this very seriously and they should feel good about that.feedback

Mar 07 2017

We are going to start doing that now. So many veterans that we see are so disconnected from our system. There is no time to waste. Many veterans are using the Choice program today, and it is important to continue to care for and support those veterans.feedback

Mar 07 2017

There is no time to waste. Many veterans are using the choice program today, and it is important to continue to care for and support those veterans.feedback

Feb 02 2017

VA has many dedicated employees across the country, and our veterans tell us that every day.feedback

Feb 02 2017

VA is a unique national resource that is worth saving, and I am committed to doing just that. There will be far greater accountability, dramatically improved access, responsiveness and expanded care options. We share a common vision that we have to do a lot better for veterans.feedback

Feb 01 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs will not be privatized under my watch.feedback

Jan 11 2017

We are both eager to begin reforming the areas in our Veterans Affairs system that need critical attention, and do it in a swift, thoughtful and responsible way.feedback

Jan 11 2017

We're going to straighten out the VA for our veterans. I have been promising that for a long time ... We interviewed at least 100 people (for VA head), some good, some not so good ... Our veterans have been treated very unfairly.feedback

Oct 18 2016

In my assessment she was an effective leader and the type of leader I need in my toughest place in the country right now, which is Phoenix.feedback

Oct 18 2016

I need the right leaders to come in and to take these positions of responsibility on behalf of the country, and I don't care if it's 90%, 80%, or 60%. I know I have openings and I don't have the applicants.feedback

Oct 18 2016

Is it fast enough? No. Are there enough people responding to my call for assistance? No. But you know I hope somebody reading this might have a reaction that says 'You know what? Maybe I will, maybe I'll consider sending in my CV, this would be a way to give back.feedback

Jul 07 2016

One veteran suicide is one too many, and this collaborative effort provides both updated and comprehensive data that allows us to make better informed decisions on how to prevent this national tragedy.feedback

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