Telephone lines were open for viewer thoughts on a compromise reached on legislation to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department. Both chambers were expected to tackle pending Department of Veterans Affairs overhaul legislation, crafted by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jeff Miller, the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs committees.
Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also discussed Robert McDonald’s nomination to be the new Veterans Affairs Department secretary.
Military Times congressional reporter Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also discussed Robert McDonald’s confirmation to be the new Veterans Affairs Department secretary.
Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security committees, talked about the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) reform deal and the negotiations to handle the flood of unaccompanied immigrant minors across the southern border.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
Leon Rodriguez testified about Citizenship and Immigration Services policies regarding deportation, immigration benefits, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The hearing was held in an effort to better deal with the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America who were crossing the U.S. border from Mexico. Among other topics Mr. Rodriguez answered questions on were the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, E-Verify, prosecutorial discretion, and the “credible fear” asylum interview process.