06.11.14

Leahy Praises Progress On VA Reform

"Today's action in the Senate is an important step toward making much needed changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Senator Sanders has taken a strong leadership role in crafting the bipartisan Veterans' Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act, which will give the new VA leadership important tools to improve accountability, and provide veterans additional choices for receiving prompt care when they need it.  The House of Representatives should act quickly on this bill so the President can sign it into law.  More reforms, of course, are needed, and I hope the Senate will move quickly to consider a broader range of long-needed reforms to veterans, such as the comprehensive reform bill that was filibustered earlier this year.  Caring for our veterans should not be a matter of politics.  We owe them as much."

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