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Sun., 7:46pm: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

July 27, 2014
Tribune Chronicle

WASHINGTON - The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

Florida Rep. Jeff Miller and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about negotiations on a compromise bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department.

A spokesman for Sanders confirmed the agreement Sunday.

The pair said in a joint statement Sunday that they had ``made significant progress'' toward agreement on legislation ``to make VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.''

Sanders proposed a bill last week that would cost about $25 billion over three years. Miller's proposal would approve $10 billion in emergency spending.

 
 
 

 

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