No Vacation Until Congress Fixes VA, Democrats Demand
Posted at 6:31 p.m. on July 25
Iraq veteran Gabbard is one of 116 lawmakers demanding that Congress pass a Veterans Affairs reform bill before the August recess. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
A group of 116 Democrats on Friday sent a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner and to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging the congressional leaders to keep Congress in session until both chambers can agree on a Veterans Affairs reform bill.
Efforts to marry divergent reform bills in the House and Senate broke down Thursday with little more than a week left before Congress is scheduled to leave for a month-long recess.
See the full text of the letter here.