David Jonathon Shulkin (born July 22, 1959) is an American government official serving as the 9th and current United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was nominated by President Donald Trump and unanimously confirmed by the Senate after serving as the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health from 2015 until 2017 during the presidency of Barack Obama. Shulkin is Jewish.
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was criticized by an internal department investigation over his wife’s taxpayer-funded European travel. The report criticizes, which was first revealed by The Washington Post, his conduct and reveals an attempt by Shulkin’s senior staff to cover up and mislead investigators probing the $4,300 airfare cost. According to the report, Shulkin’s chief of staff, Vivieca Wright Simpson, doctored an email in order to make it seem as if Shulkin travelled to Europe in order to receive an award from the Danish government, thus justifying the need for including his wife on the trip.
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