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Robert Wilkie testifies during a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 27, 2018. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Senate Confirms Pentagon Official To Head Veterans Affairs Department

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Ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin demurred from pointing a finger squarely at President Trump but described a VA riddled with political pressure and conflict. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump administration Cabinet secretaries attend ceremonies for late evangelist Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 28. At least nine current and former members of the Cabinet face accusations of abusing their office. Aaron Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Cabinet Scandals: Is Abuse Of Office Contagious?

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington earlier this month. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs and protecting whistleblowers. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Congress Passes Bill To Increase Accountability Among VA Employees

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