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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:35 AM

 

AP Exclusive: Buttigieg would pick VA's 1st female secretary

WASHINGTON, DC Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donald Trump's record on stemming military suicide and helping female vets.

On Veterans Day, several candidates rolled out proposals to meet the needs of America's 20 million former service members.

Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said female veterans and service members have been neglected, including on concerns about sexual harassment and women's health. Women are the military's fastest-growing subgroup.

"I think leadership plays a huge role so absolutely I'd seek to name a woman to lead VA," Buttigieg, a former Navy intelligence officer, said in an interview with The Associated Press. His comments went a step beyond his 21-page wide-ranging plan released on Monday.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/politics/2019/11/11/apnewsbreak-buttigieg-hopes-to-name-1st-female-va-secretary/
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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:58 AM

1. An excellent article!

 

It also talks about some of the admirable plans of other candidates which I appreciate.

All in all, a very good synopsis of what's going on in the VA and how our candidates want to strengthen and improve it.

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