The Trump transition team has been hard at work putting together the cabinet that president-elect Trump will rely on to guide the country according to his policies. As of Friday, the president-elect has tapped Senator Jeff Sessions for to head the Justice Department as AG and Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo for top spy at the CIA. For the other postings, some whispers have Mitt Romney for Secretary of State and Goldman Sachs alum Steven Mnuchin for Treasury. As the days continue, more cabinet slots will be officially filled but the speculation has garnered the media’s attention since even before Trump’s win last week.
Included in the vetting process is who president-elect Trump will tap to take over the controversy-mired Veterans Affairs, a post now held by former Procter & Gamble CEO (and ‘75 West Point grad), Robert “Bob” McDonald. According to early speculation, eyes are on retiring US congressman from Florida’s 1st district, Jefferson Miller.
Jeff Miller has been in government since 1984. Having been elected to Florida’s House of Representatives in 1998, he then won election to the US House of Representatives in 2001, and has been reelected six times. Congressman Miller has chaired the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and has been since 2011.
As he is being considered for the VA’s top spot, I thought it prudent to list some of the bills he has sponsored as it relates to veterans. Click the below links for the full text of each bill.