David Shulkin (center), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary of health, talks with attendees in July prior to testifying at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing in Gilbert, Ariz. Donald Trump has selected Shulkin to lead the agency. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Hiring Freeze And Obamacare Repeal Could Clobber Veterans Affairs

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High on President-elect Donald Trump's list of activities for his first 100 days is a hiring freeze on all civilian federal jobs that aren't in public safety. Tom Thai/Flickr hide caption

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Trump Wants A Federal Hiring Freeze, But It May Not Save Money

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