Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with serving the interests of American military veterans. Among other things, the secretary is responsible for guaranteeing mortgages borrowed by veterans to increase veteran homeownership. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, and the Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Nancy Berryhill, to immediately discharge outstanding federal student loans for totally and permanently disabled Americans, including veterans.
He serves on the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, prosthetics and special disability programs advisory committee.

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