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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is seated before speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington. The president said Friday that Shinseki is resigning amid widespread troubles with veterans' health care.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is seated before speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington. The president said Friday that Shinseki is resigning amid widespread troubles with veterans' health care. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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