LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate) - The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed Senator Jon Tester's major bipartisan reform bill to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA).
Tester's bill, which is co-sponsored by Chairman Johnny Isakson and Senator Marco Rubio, brings much-needed reforms to the VA by streamlining the process for reviewing and firing bad employees while protecting whistleblowers.
"This bill will crack down on bad employees who jeopardize veterans' health care while also protecting the hardworking folks who dedicate their careers to those who served," said Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "I urge the House of Representatives to quickly take up and pass this critical legislation to make sure that the VA can provide the best possible care and benefits for veterans."
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