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Blumenthal, Murphy Applaud Confirmation Of CT Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Spoonster Schwartz

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded the confirmation of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner  Linda Spoonster Schwartz to serve as Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Schwartz was confirmed by voice vote.

“Connecticut and all of our veterans will have a strong advocate at the VA with Linda Schwartz fighting for better services and programs,” said Blumenthal and Murphy. “With the VA in critical need of new approaches, greater accountability and new people to tackle tough challenges – including veterans with disabilities, persistent problems with wait times, and invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress – Linda Schwartz assumes her new post with a strong vote of confidence from the United States Senate.”