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The legislation restores a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment to military retirees' pensions by extending the mandatory sequester cuts an additional year.
Increase only covers contracts issued starting Jan. 1, 2015.
New legislation would give department secretary more authority to sack top career employees for alleged mismanagement.
But the $6 billion battle will be largely fought in the Senate.
The department wants to buy discounted software on an enterprise basis.
Wide use of VA-developed data format expected to reduce dosing errors, save lives.