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Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama
Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department. The chamber's 91-3 vote comes as Congress heads into a five-week recess. The House passed the joint conference committee legislation Wednesday. Now the measure awaits President Obama's signature. "My belief is that the cost of war, in terms of what it does to the men and women who fight our battles, is a lot greater than most Americans fully understand," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate's chief...

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