Trump to Nominate Top Senate Staffer Thomas Bowman for VA Deputy Secretary

Washington Examiner - President Trump announced on Wednesday his intent to nominate a top Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee staffer to be the No. 2 executive at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A statement from the White House said the president has chosen Thomas Bowman of Florida to be deputy secretary of the agency. Bowman is currently the majority staff director of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. He will serve under VA Secretary David Shulkin.

The announcement came after the Republican-led House passed a bill Wednesday that will make it easier to fire VA employees in an effort to boost accountability. That bill now heads to Trump to sign.

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