Udall Says VA Bill Helps Restore Accountability

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Mark Udall believes a reform bill passed yesterday will help restore accountability to the troubled Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. Senators gave the green light to the measure last night after it was passed in the House earlier in the week. Udall says "veterans in Colorado and throughout the nation deserve timely access to benefits they have earned." The legislation addresses systemic VA scheduling problems and unreasonable wait times. It would give many vets the option of seeking care outside the VA system. The roughly 17-billion-dollar measure provides funding to expand VA facilities and hire more doctors and nurses. It now heads to President Obama.