Senate lawmakers quietly advanced two major Veterans Affairs reform bills on Tuesday night, sending a funding fix for the Choice program to the White House and queuing up a benefits claim appeals reform package to become law later this year.
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“The average wait for an appeals decision today tops five years. Nearly 500,000 appeals cases are currently pending in the Veterans Affairs system, a number that lawmakers have called appallingly high.”
They will try and pass this measure in House, which would aid veterans stuck waiting for years for their appeal. But, in the way of government it will have to wait till after their summer break which lasts until September.