Congress passes long-sought VA accountability bill

The measure comes after a 2014 scandal at the Phoenix VA medical center, where some veterans died while waiting months for appointments. During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to fire VA employees “who let our veterans down,” describing the government’s second-largest agency and its more than 350,000 employees as “the most corrupt” and “incompetent.”

“We’ve been talking about this for about three years. And we uncovered all the scandals at the VA. Now we’re making law,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. “Now we’re getting the veterans the kind of response and the kind of accountability they earned and deserved.”



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