Senate Passes VA Reform

Senators have passed bipartisan legislation aimed at solving the problems plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs and its facilities across the country, according to a report from The Hill.

The legislation was passed with a 93-3 vote and allows VA executives to be immediately fired without documentation of poor performance reviews. Although executives can be immediately terminated from their positions, they do have a seven-day appeal period. 

The legislation also allows veterans to use private medical providers if they live more than 40 miles away from a VA hospital or if they experience long wait times.

The House passed similar legislation this week.

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