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(July 30) Today's Top Headlines - House to take look at $17 billion VA overhaul

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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:36 am

MSN News:

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.

The House could vote on the $17 billion bill as early as Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected soon after as lawmakers rush to complete their work before leaving town this weekend for a five-week recess.

The measure, unveiled Monday by the chairmen of the House and Senate veterans affairs committees, is intended help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them, and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department.

For the full story, visit: http://news.msn.com/us/house-set-to-take-up-dollar17b-va-overhaul-bill

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