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

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City (Source: The Sun-Sentinel)

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.

Mast was an Army sergeant who lost both legs and a finger when a bomb exploded under him in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2010. Along with three South Florida Democrats, Republican Mast opened the a shared congressional office at the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, giving constituents easier access to assistance from the lawmakers.

For the complete story: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-brian-mast-veterans-secretary-20180510-story.html

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