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Senate passes bill to fix problems in the VA Department

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There's been a lot of discussion about the VA Department the past few weeks, with department secretary Eric Shinseki resigning over reports of the falsification of records and prolonged delays for veterans seeking medical care.

An audit released this week revealed that over 57,000 veterans were waiting three months or more for their initial appointment, among other major issues.

Congress has drafted bills that would address the wait times for medical services for current and former service members and ensure that veterans receive the healthcare they deserve. The bill has passed in both the House and as of yesterday, the Senate, in the hopes of improving the VA system as quickly as possible.

Burgess Everett, congressional reporter for POLITICO, wrote about this Senate bill and what it would to do help fix many of the wait time issues plaguing the department.