July 31, 2014 12:00 AM

Congress could have bipartisan fix for Veterans Affairs

House and Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation is now on a fast track to pass Congress before its August recess, showing that Republican and Democratic lawmakers can still agree on their concern for those who served their country in uniform -- and their fear of facing those same veterans in town halls and, eventually, at the polls.

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