Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: December 14, 2007

Statement on Senate Confirmation of James B. Peake as Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
December 14, 2007

I am pleased that the Senate unanimously confirmed Dr. James Peake to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Peake is a decorated veteran, highly skilled physician, and proven leader who has devoted his career to serving America’s men and women in uniform. His decades of expertise in combat medicine and health care management have provided him with a thorough understanding of the Department’s responsibility to care for America’s veterans.

One of his first tasks as Secretary will be to ensure that my administration continues to swiftly implement the recommendations of the Dole-Shalala Commission on Wounded Warriors. I am confident that he will build upon our record of improving care, reducing bureaucracy, and ensuring that our veterans receive the benefits they deserve.

Note: The statement referred to former Senator Bob Dole and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala, Cochairs, President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Statement on Senate Confirmation of James B. Peake as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, December 14, 2007," Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1599 Original Sources, accessed July 19, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QSF8183XRHB5B33.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Statement on Senate Confirmation of James B. Peake as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, December 14, 2007." Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1599, Original Sources. 19 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QSF8183XRHB5B33.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Statement on Senate Confirmation of James B. Peake as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, December 14, 2007' in Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:1599. Original Sources, retrieved 19 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QSF8183XRHB5B33.