Bipartisan Measure Takes Aim at VA Health Care Issues
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I -Vt.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday announced they reached a bipartisan agreement on a measure that would expand health care options for veterans and give the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs greater authority to fire low-performing employees. The lawmakers are pushing for a quick vote on the proposal.
- "Senators Reach Accord Easing Worries Over Veterans' Health Measure" (Weisman/Steinhauer, New York Times, 6/5).
- "Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal To Fix VA 'Crisis'" (Simon, "Nation Now," Los Angeles Times, 6/5).