U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-Palm City) under consideration to be Veterans Affairs secretary

From The Sun-Sentinel: “A White House official on Thursday said U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, who was elected to the House in 2016, was among the list of candidates for the job heading an agency of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. The White House official would not say if Mast is the leading candidate for the VA position. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations … Click here to read more

AP: Audit shows over 8,500 new patients awaiting appointments at Florida’s 6 VA hospitals, clinics

The Sunshine State is home to 1.6 million veterans and boasts the largest population of World War II veterans in the nation, according to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Florida officials filed a lawsuit last week after making unannounced visits to VA hospitals … Click here to read more