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Vote confirms ex-P&G exec as VA boss

Former CEO has experience to tackle veteran-care troubles, senator says

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 5:29 a.m.

Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Officer Robert McDonald was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday as the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary.

The Senate confirmed former Procter & Gamble Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert McDonald to lead the troubled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs a day after negotiators in Congress agreed on a plan to bolster the agency.

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