Austin's Morning News

Blog > Austin's Morning News > Congress reaches tentative deal to help fix troubled Department of Veterans Affairs

Congress reaches tentative deal to help fix troubled Department of Veterans Affairs

The leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees reached a tentative deal Sunday on legislation meant to improve veterans' health care, by tackling such problems as delays for benefits and long waits for medical treatment concealed by secret lists. 

The tentative deal may end speculation about whether Congress would indeed begin a five-week summer recess without a legislative solution amid widespread national outrage over problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The committee chairmen, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., worked through the weekend and have scheduled a press conference for Monday to talk about the tentative deal.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/27/chairmen-house-senate-veterans-affairs-committees-reach-tentative-agreement-on/

Austin's Morning News

A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a...
An Oklahoma mom said she was threatened with eviction after her neighbors complained because she was breastfeeding...
Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes has resigned following widespread criticism and national media attention...
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after they let their two young children walk home alone from local...
The streak is as impressive as it is difficult to explain. In much the same way that Kenyan runners have owned the...