Mississippi's Reeves approved by VA Committee, nomination heads to full senate

Mississippi's Reeves approved by VA Committee, nomination heads to full senate

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs voted unanimously to advance the nomination of Randy Reeves to the full Senate for confirmation. President Donald Trump nominated Reeves to serve as the Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

"Randy Reeves has distinguished himself in Mississippi and around the nation for his determination and dedication to veterans.  The job for which he has been nominated is important to our veterans and their families," said U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).  "I look forward to his nomination coming before the Senate for confirmation."

As the VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, Reeves would direct the National Cemetery Administration, which maintains 131 national cemeteries and provides burial services for veterans and eligible family members.

"Randy Reeves has demonstrated his commitment to our military and our veterans throughout his distinguished career in uniform and public service," said Senator Roger Wicker.  "He is well-equipped to bring positive change to the Department of Veteran Affairs, given his eight years of experience on the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board.  I am hopeful that the Senate will confirm his nomination quickly so he can get right to work for our nation's veterans."

Reeves testified that, if confirmed, he will "work tirelessly to ensure our Veterans and their families receive the honor, service and compassion they deserve and have earned."

"I am acutely aware that, if confirmed, I will be ultimately responsible for the care and service provided to Veterans and families during what is, arguably, the most difficult time in their lives; a responsibility I take very seriously," Reeves said.