“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.
Patients have no visits despite waiting for 90 days.
Reid said he would bring up a bipartisan VA fix as soon as the legislative language is worked out.
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...
McConnell said Reid is prioritizing partisan bills "aimed at boosting Democrat turnout."
The Senate VA chairman said often long wait times can be blamed on staffing.
More than 57,000 veterans are awaiting initial appointments, the audit found.