It seems unimaginable that Congress would not get a VA bill done given the controversy.
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Pressure is building on House and Senate lawmakers to reach a deal this month on legislation to reform the troubled Veterans Affairs Department.
Congress has only 28 workdays left before Election Day, leaving little time for negotiators to hammer out differences between competing bills approved by the House and Senate.
A final bill is expected to make it easier to fire incompetent executives at the VA, and grant veterans more options to seek care outside the agency’s healthcare system.
It seems unimaginable that Congress would not get a VA bill done given the controversy this spring surrounding reports that veterans waited months to get appointments, and that their long waits were covered up by administrators.