“The White House is now asserting that recently departed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin resigned. Shulkin has made it clear in his public comments that he was forced out."
"While Washington often wraps firings in the verbal cloak of a resignation, the distinction this time could have far-reaching implications that could throw the Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal agency, into further disarray…”
“And it means that any formal actions Wilkie takes as acting secretary could face a legal challenge that might stall sorely needed reforms and modernizations at the troubled agency…” Read the full article here.
Source: Did Shulkin get fired or resign? This is why it matters, By Andrew Restuccia 3/31/2018 10:50 AM EDT, Politico.
G2X TAKE: There were dozens of articles published this weekend about both the outgoing VA Secretary and his potential successor, most of which offered little insight beyond what is already known. The POLITICO article above however does a good job breaking down one issue that could spell trouble for the new Administration and further threaten to slow activity at VA.
We continue to keep our eyes peeled for anything substantive related to VA, EHRM and how this new leader might impact the future direction of VA. Have some insight to share? See a good article? Comment below or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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