Johanns Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Resolve VA "Failures"



(6-5-14) U.S. Senator for Nebraska Mike Johanns told reporters Thursday that over 42 Veterans Affairs facilities are under investigation. This, after reports of lengthy waiting periods for veterans seeking medical attention. Senator Johanns said that "the failures of the VA need to be resoloved," but in the mean time, he will be co-sponsoring a bill that will allow veterans to seek care of their choice--not just VA care. he said the bill would also demand transparency and accountability from Veterans Affairs. On the same day, senators John McCain and Bernie Sanders, reached a similar deal. Johanns said he will support the bill if he thinks it would work and called the bipartisan deal "encouraging."