06 Jun '18, 2pm

Trump will sign the VA Mission Act at 12:15 in the Rose Garden. You can read about it here:

Trump will sign the VA Mission Act at 12:15 in the Rose Garden. You can read about it here:

WASHINGTON – The Senate easily approved extensive reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, extending benefits to more veteran caregivers, averting a funding crisis and increasing veterans’ access to private-sector health care. After contentious negotiations that spanned more than a year, senators voted 92-5 to pass the VA Mission Act – a $52 billion deal struck between Republicans and Democrats to boost funding for VA programs, as well as the agency’s use of private doctors. The bill went through multiple iterations and debate dragged on for months, at times dividing veterans groups and straining ties between lawmakers and the VA. The negotiations intensified infighting at the VA that, in part, led to former Secretary David Shulkin’s ouster in March. The legislation will now go to President Donald Trump for his signature. Trump is expected to sign the bi...

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