Lawmakers are weighing at least nine major bills to address the department’s workforce and constituents.
The Veterans Affairs Department is, by many accounts, broken, and Congress has a lot of ideas to fix it.
The Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to pass the McCain-Sanders VA bill, the most comprehensive attempt at finding solutions to the agency’s recent and systemic issues. The bill addresses concerns relating to current and future employees, and accounts for care access shortfalls for current and future veterans.
Is this latest development too much to keep track of? We’ve got you covered!
So far, no legislation has been sent to President Obama to sign into law. Below is a (nearly) comprehensive chart that shows a brief summary and the current status of the major VA bills Congress has considered in recent weeks and months. Stay tuned, as we’ll keep it updated as the various bills move through the legislative process.