Obama To Speak At American Legion Convention Tomorrow

Obama To Speak At American Legion Convention Tomorrow
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama heads to Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow to speak at the American Legion's National Convention. The President is expected to update the group on efforts to reform the troubled Veterans Affairs Department. He recently signed legislation aimed at fixing the VA's wide-ranging problems, including deep backlogs and long wait times for medical appointments.
Many vets now have the option of seeking private healthcare and more doctors and nurses will be hired. Plans are also underway to expand VA facilities. Former Procter and Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the new VA secretary last month. He replaced Eric Shinseki , who abruptly resigned in the spring.