McCain said thoughts should be with vets and families hurt by long waits.
Average wait times for care have dropped from 51 to 42 days.
McDonald "skeptical" whether lawmakers understand the law.
Leaders of House and Senate panels are expected to talk again on Friday.
Obama nominee Robert McDonald is expected to sail to confirmation.
The lower cost estimate could make it easier for Congress to pass a final bill.
Report calls for complete overhaul of troubled department.
Records were written over, a process a former worker called “bringing them back to life.”
It is unclear when the House and Senate will release their conferenced VA reform bill.
Interim VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said it's "one of the most important jobs in government."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that the ball is now in President...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that he hopes the Senate “quickly” votes...
Biden notes the changes in comments at Arlington National Cemetery.
The reorganization will establish a new agency-wide customer service organization.
“Oh, absolutely. Oh, yeah,” Rep. Jeff Miller told reporters of GOP support for VA bill.
Sanders says House GOP not serious about negotiating over veterans bill.
Obama nominated Robert McDonald to lead the department three weeks ago.
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he and his House...
"Now is the time for us to defend those who have defended us," the Senate VA chairman said.
Senior VA officials received bonuses as veterans waited weeks or months to get treatment.
"Isn’t non-VA care preferable to no VA care at all?" asked Rep. Jeff Miller.
Secretary Eric Shinseki halted bonuses for 2014, before he resigned late last month.
Lawmakers voted 93-3 for a bill that gives the VA secretary new firing powers.
The measure finally passed 426-0.