11 May '17, 4pm

Senators introduce VA accountability bill after 2-month stall:

Senators introduce VA accountability bill after 2-month stall:

WASHINGTON — Nearly two months after the House passed legislation that would allow Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to fire bad workers more quickly, the Senate on Thursday introduced its own version of the bill — one with bipartisan support. The bill, a deal between Senate Republicans and Democrats, signals the most likely opportunity that Congress has to pass VA accountability legislation following the 2014 scandal when veterans were found to be waiting long periods for health care. “To fully reform the VA and provide our nation’s veterans with the quality care they were promised and deserve, we must ensure the department can efficiently dismiss employees who are not able or willing to do their jobs,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Thursday in a statement. Along with Rubio, the bill is sponsored by Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate ...

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