May 30, 2018

Peter O'Rourke named acting VA secretary

President Trump shakes hands with Robert Wilkie.

President Trump and Robert Wilkie. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Peter O'Rourke, chief of staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been designated as the department's acting secretary, according to a White House statement.

Why it's happening: This is a procedural move while Robert Wilkie, Trump's pick to take over the organization, goes through the confirmation process.

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