02 Aug '17, 1am

Senate advances VA Choice fix, claims appeals reform package

Senate advances VA Choice fix, claims appeals reform package

WASHINGTON — Senate lawmakers quietly advanced two major Veterans Affairs reform bills on Tuesday night, sending a funding fix for the Choice program to the White House and queuing up a benefits claim appeals reform package to become law later this year. Both measures were passed by voice vote in the waning hours of the Senate’s session, as lawmakers look to leave town for an extended legislative recess. Administration officials have signaled that President Donald Trump will sign both into law. The moves were praised by Republicans and Democrats alike, obscuring the complicated and sometimes divisive path both measures have undergone in recent months. Congress has been facing a mid-August deadline to pass the Choice funding fix, after VA officials warned earlier this summer the health care program would run out of money before the end of the summer. The Choice program has ...

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