Wednesday, June 11
(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is moving with unusual speed to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Senators easily approved a bipartisan measure today to address growing concerns about systemic scheduling problems at the VA. The bill by Arizona Republican John McCain and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders allows veterans to seek medical care outside the VA system if they don't live near VA clinics. It would also provide money for more doctors and nurses and expand construction of new VA health clinics.