WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on emergency spending legislation for the Department of Veterans Affairs (all times local):
The House has approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House's consideration of bills to address the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget gap, and expand the GI Bill (all times local):
The House has approved the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.
The bipartisan legislation would remove a 15-year time limit to tap into GI education benefits and increase money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's vote on a VA accountability bill (all times local):
The Senate has passed legislation to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees. It's an effort touted by President Donald Trump to hold the VA accountable after years of problems.
The measure passed by voice vote.
The bipartisan bill would lower the burden of proof required to dismiss VA employees.