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Nomination of General Eric Shinseki to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs

December 6, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii - U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, released the following statement today regarding President Elect Barack Obama's selection of General Eric Shinseki to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs: 

"General Shinseki is a great choice. He is well aware of the needs of our veterans and will make an excellent Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

"I've worked with him in the past and I look forward to working with him in the future.

"I have great respect for General Shinseki's judgment and abilities.  I am confident that he will use his wisdom and experience to ensure that our veterans receive the respect and care they have earned in defense of our nation.

"President-Elect Obama is selecting a team that reflects our nation's greatest strength, its diversity, and I applaud him."

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December 2008

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