Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D Conn., called on Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to release 216 site specific audits detailing widespread falsification of waiting list records and unreported delays in treatment at VA facilities across the country. The VA released results of the audits Friday, but did not reveal any site specific data.
"We hope Congress can finish its work on a bill that addresses accountability and makes important reforms (at the VA) and will continue to work closely with them to get that done," spokeswoman Amy Brundage said.
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Miller dismissed concerns expressed by Sanders and other Democrats that the House bill would "trample" on due process rights and protections for VA employees. The House bill also could allow firing of whistleblowers, Sanders said.
"This is really good legislation," Reid said Monday on the Senate floor. "Every senator should support this."
"If people broke the law and hurt our veterans, they should go to jail," he said.
Rep. The House approved the bill, 390 33, last month.
Rieckhoff called for a criminal investigation into the VA's health care system and said anyone who falsified records or other wrongdoing should be prosecuted.
The bill, sponsored by Sen.
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approved by the Senate as soon as possible, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.
being kept off an official waiting list.
While those who have lied or manipulated data must be punished, "we also need to get to the root causes of the problems that have been exposed," said Sanders, Under Armour Kids Shoes Girls
The investigation also found broad and deep seated problems throughout the sprawling health care system, which provides medical care to about 6.5 million veterans annually.
Michael Briggs, a spokesman for Sanders, dismissed Miller's criticism Monday, saying the House passed bill "does one part of one thing and does it poorly. We are looking at a more comprehensive approach."
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A White House spokeswoman said the Obama administration shares the goals of the House passed bill and has worked with Sanders to move legislation forward while addressing some technical issues with the House passed version.
The bill comes amid a growing scandal over patient delays and cover ups at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide that led to the resignation last week of former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. A federal investigation into the troubled Phoenix VA Health Care System found that about 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after Under Armour Black Basketball
Paul Rieckhoff, CEO and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, urged the Senate to approve the House passed bill "as its stands" and send the measure to President Barack Obama.
"The American public, most especially our nation's veterans, have a right to know now what problems have been found, who is responsible and what will be done to remedy these serious issues," Blumenthal said.
chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. With 2 million more veterans coming into the system in recent years, after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, "there are many facilities within the VA that do not have the doctors, nurses and other personnel that they need to provide quality care in a timely way," Sanders said.
At a Capitol Hill news conference Monday, Rieckhoff described the Senate as the place "where good ideas go to die."
"Ironically, the same lawmakers voicing these concerns do not afford similar 'rights' and 'protections' to their own employees, making their opposition to (the House bill) all the more incomprehensible," Miller wrote Monday in a column on Time Magazine's website.
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