V.A. Swamp

So much for draining the swamp and removing the status quo of cronyism and beltway favors inside the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The newest promotion of Margarita Devlin into the #2 slot at VBA (principal deputy under secretary for benefits) may undermine new Under Secretary Paul Lawrence reforms.

According to an announcement this week, Margarita Devlin, a trained vocational rehabilitation counselor since 1995 was promoted into the number two slot inside VBA. To me, and many other stakeholders, this selection is a big deal and warranted deeper analysis.

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