Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Deal reached on VA reforms

  1. #1
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Deal reached on VA reforms

    Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jeff Miller have reached an agreement to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an aide briefed on the matter.
    The legislation, which is to be unveiled Monday, will touch on “both the short-term and long-term needs of the VA,” the aide said.



    The two lawmakers worked continuously through the weekend to craft a deal before Congress heads home for a five-week recess Friday.

    Last week, the prospect of Sanders (I-Vt.) and Miller (R-Fla.) reaching a compromise had seemingly declined when Senate Democrats and House Republicans criticized each other for giving up on negotiations. But Miller and Sanders were ultimately able to reach a compromise.

    “Miller and Sanders continued negotiations on a VA reform package this weekend and made significant progress toward an agreement on legislation to make VA more accountable and to help the department recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals,” an advisory from Miller’s and Sanders’ offices said.

    Specific details of the agreement were not immediately clear, but any legislation would likely give the VA secretary a broader ability to fire senior officials accused of mismanagement. The deal is also expected to allocate money for veterans who have been awaiting medical treatment for longer than 30 days the ability to leave the VA system for care.


    Read more: Deal reached on VA reforms - Lauren French - POLITICO.com

    This is great news! The VA system needs some revamping and this deal looks like just the beginning of the long process.


  2. #2
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:03 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,269

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Who got fired? If no one got fired, nothing got fixed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  3. #3
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who got fired? If no one got fired, nothing got fixed.
    " but any legislation would likely give the VA secretary a broader ability to fire senior officials accused of mismanagement."


  4. #4
    User John S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    08-28-14 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    49

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    FINALLY Congress did something.

  5. #5
    Professor

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    10-28-16 @ 07:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,526

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Specific details of the agreement were not immediately clear, but any legislation would likely give the VA secretary a broader ability to fire senior officials accused of mismanagement. The deal is also expected to allocate money for veterans who have been awaiting medical treatment for long

    Read more: Deal reached on VA reforms - Lauren French - POLITICO.com
    Not gonna bust out the pompoms until the "details are made immediately clear."

  6. #6
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:03 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,269

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    " but any legislation would likely give the VA secretary a broader ability to fire senior officials accused of mismanagement."
    Be sure and start a thread about all the firings.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  7. #7
    Professor

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Last Seen
    10-28-16 @ 07:51 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,526

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Be sure and start a thread about all the firings.
    Firings? I want to see some damn arrests made! Some of the instances reported is straight up felony fraud. However, I'm not holding my breath with this Justice Department.

  8. #8
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:03 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,269

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Firings? I want to see some damn arrests made! Some of the instances reported is straight up felony fraud. However, I'm not holding my breath with this Justice Department.
    Agreed, but as long as the same clowns are working in the system, nothing is fixed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  9. #9
    Educator Meadowlark's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Seen
    10-31-16 @ 02:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    750

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Deal reached on VA reforms - Lauren French - POLITICO.com

    This is great news! The VA system needs some revamping and this deal looks like just the beginning of the long process. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Whoa, needs some revamping? Who are you kidding...
    The VA system needs a complete over haul, fired every person who filed false numbers, give the vets vouchers to go have immediate care elsewhere until there is a proper plan for them. Right now they are hanging in the balance, that is so wrong in countless ways.

  10. #10
    Sage
    Born Free's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sonny and Nice
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:53 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    6,396

    Re: Deal reached on VA reforms

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    " but any legislation would likely give the VA secretary a broader ability to fire senior officials accused of mismanagement."
    Nobody gets fired under Obama, nobody.

    Further the VA needs to be closed and vouchers given to the GI's for healthcare. We are throwing billions more at yet another failed government run organization
    Last edited by Born Free; 07-28-14 at 10:14 PM.
    Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
    Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
    Obama's legacy - President Donald Trump

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •