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Capitol Hill negotiations on a Veterans Affairs reform bill teetered on the verge of collapse Thursday, as acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson warned that the troubles at the scandal-plagued agency will only get worse without more federal funding.
Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, introduced Thursday a GOP plan to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, but said he's not sure where negotiations stand now that both sides have proposals on the table.
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed Robert McDonald on Wednesday to be the next secretary of the VA, sending his nomination to the full Senate for a vote.
President Obama intends to nominate a former executive at Procter and Gamble to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, according to top members of Congress on veterans issues.
Designees from the House and Senate will begin this week to hammer out differences between the House and Senate legislation to let veterans get health care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs, including looking for ways to cover the cost.
Moving with new alacrity, senators on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would let veterans seek health care outside the VA if faced with long wait times and would give the department secretary more flexibility to fire senior executives, as lawmakers try to enforce accountability.
Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, said Tuesday that whoever becomes the new secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department will have to be "willing to take the heat."
Senators announced a bipartisan bill Thursday that would let veterans seek care at a doctor of their choice if long wait times or far distances prevented them from attending a Veterans Affairs facility.