For once, Washington gets something accomplished…but the underlying problems w/in the VA remain and they need to be dealt with in as fair, equitable and forthwith manner as possible.
CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL
EIGHT MEMBERS VOTE AGAINST VETERANS
August 01, 2014
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, by a vote of 420-5, and on Thursday, the Senate did likewise, by a vote of 91-3. The bill now heads to the president for his signature.
“This legislation will help new VA Secretary Robert McDonald to fix what’s broken, hold people accountable, and restore the faith that veterans must have in their VA,” said…
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