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Congress orders VA to solve claims backlog:

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/11/military-senate-report-VA-claims-backlog-112912w/ Senate wants details from VA on claims backlog By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Nov 29, 2012 13:37:26 EST The Senate voted Thursday to demand a status report from the Veterans Affairs Department about efforts to reduce the backlog of almost 900,000 benefits claims. By 95-0 vote, the Senate passed an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, which would require a report summarizing all the steps taken so far to reduce the claims backlog and what steps are planned in the future. The report would be due within 60 days of the defense bill, S 3254, becoming law. Lawmakers are working toward final passage of a compromise version of the $648.5 billion defense bill by no later than New Year’s Day. Cornyn is especially interested in coo...

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