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July 28, 2014


Deal Reached on VA Health Care

"A $15 billion VA health care deal has been reached after a weekend of negotiating to resolve differences between the House and Senate," Roll Call reports.

"According to a summary of the agreement... the negotiators agreed to $15 billion in emergency mandatory spending -- $10 billion for a new private care option for veterans and another $5 billion for improvements within the VA, like hiring doctors and nurses and upgrading facilities."

Wall Street Journal: "The agreement is a bright spot for a Congress that has been legislatively impotent recently, unable to reach agreement on bills or even bring much substantive legislation to the floor for a vote, causing even congressmen to criticize the acrid environment in the Capitol."














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