The partnership between the VA and veterans service organizations is invaluable, particularly during a transition of leadership, and we look forward to meeting with Mr. McDonough to learn more about his vision for executing the department’s mission and to share DAV’s views on the most critical issues facing the nation’s veterans. If confirmed, we hope he will work closely with veterans and veterans service organizations as he prepares to undertake this critical role serving the millions of men and women who use and rely on the VA system.