Denis Richard McDonough (born December 2, 1969) is an American politician. He is the 11th and current United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs since February 9, 2021. McDonough is the second non-veteran to serve in this position. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
|11th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs|
|Assumed office |
February 9, 2021
|Preceded by||Robert Wilkie|
|26th White House Chief of Staff|
January 20, 2013 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Jack Lew|
|Succeeded by||Reince Priebus|
|United States Deputy National Security Advisor|
October 20, 2010 – January 20, 2013
|Preceded by||Thomas E. Donilon|
|Succeeded by||Tony Blinken|
|Chief of Staff of the National Security Council|
October 20, 2009 – October 20, 2010
|Preceded by||Mark Lippert|
|Succeeded by||Brooke Anderson|
Denis Richard McDonough
December 2, 1969
Stillwater, Minnesota, U.S.
|Education||St. John's University, Minnesota (BA)|
Georgetown University (MS)
In December 2020, then President-elect Joe Biden nominated McDonough to serve as the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs in his administration. On February 8, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed McDonough to be Secretary of the VA in a vote of 87-7, with 6 senators absent. 
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- Miller, Zeke; Pace, Julie (10 December 2020). "Biden picks former Obama chief of staff McDonough for VA". USA TODAY. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
- "Roll Call Vote 117th Congress - 1st Session". US Senate. February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.