President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014, to announce he will nominates former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, right, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would succeed Eric Shinseki, the retired four-star general who resigned last month as the scope of the issues at veterans’ hospitals became apparent. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)