Sen. Blumenthal warned President Obama’s VA nominee he faces tough questioning.
“My goal is to get this legislation onto the president's desk as soon as we possibly can,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) chided Democrats for canceling a markup on the bill that would fund ObamaCare in 2015.
Reid said he would bring up a bipartisan VA fix as soon as the legislative language is worked out.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced a bill Thursday that would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to annually report ObamaCare revenue and spending changes to Congress.
The Republican leader voted against Sylvia Burwell for HHS secretary.
More than 20 Republicans joined Dems in approving Burwell’s nomination to replace Sebelius.
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) became emotional on the Senate floor Thursday talking about the 70th anniversary of D-Day and what the Senate should be doing today to fix a broken VA healthcare system.
The Senate starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday and will vote at 1:45 p.m. to confirm Sylvia Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) called on Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to include the construction of 27 veterans' healthcare facilities in his bill aimed at fixing dysfunction within the VA system.