Denver rolls out its first vaccine mandates
Denver is cracking its whip to boost citywide coronavirus vaccination rates. Why it matters: Top state and local officials agree that thousands more residents need to get the jab — and now — if Coloradans want to avoid another devastating blow this fall and winter. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday announced a new vaccination requirement for the city government's 10,000-plus employees. The city alsonews.yahoo.com
Cindy McCain joins Biden's transition advisory board
PHOENIX – Cindy McCain, the widow of Republican Sen. John McCain, will advise Democrat Joe Biden's presidential transition team as it prepares for him to take office if he wins in November, the team announced Monday. McCain is the second Republican on the 16-member transition advisory board, joining Bob McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble Co. chief executive who headed the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Barack Obama. Biden's team says it is focused especially on the pandemic and its economic fallout. Ted Kaufman, one of five co-chairs of Biden's transition team, cited McCain's experience in business and philanthropy and her advocacy for women and children. Biden's transition team this month signed a lease for office space with Trump's General Services Administration.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: I'm "pissed" off by VA Secretary
The Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is facing major pushback over his comments comparing VA clinc waits to lines at Disney theme parks. On Tuesday, McDonald released a statement saying he had 'regret.' Representative Tulsi Gabbard is on the House Armed Service Committee and joins CBSN from Capitol Hill with more on the secretary's response.cbsnews.com
VA secretary compares patients' wait times to Disney lines
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald is on damage control after comparing VA wait times to waiting in line for a ride at Disney. President Obama brought in McDonald in 2014 to fix wait times, but the problems have continued. Julianna Goldman has more.cbsnews.com
New VA secretary talks to "60 Minutes"
New VA secretary talks to "60 Minutes" Bob McDonald, the new secretary of Veterans' Affairs, says more than 1,000 employees will be punished for the VA hospital scandal. He sat down with Scott Pelley for an interview, which will air Sunday on "60 Minutes."cbsnews.com
IAVA CEO: Replacing VA head is “just step one”
IAVA CEO: Replacing VA head is “just step one” Paul Rieckhoff, the CEO and founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, explains what Bob McDonald – President Obama’s pick to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – needs to do to restore trust to the agency.cbsnews.com
Obama urges quick confirmation of new VA secretary
Obama urges quick confirmation of new VA secretary President Obama formally nominated Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).cbsnews.com
Obama to nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to head VA
Obama to nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to head VA President Obama is set to nominate a West Point graduate and former CEO to be the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Bill Plante takes a look at Bob McDonald, a veteran from the private sector.cbsnews.com