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Senate Passes VA Legislation

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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans.

The legislation, known as the Veterans Care Act, it through the Senate with a 93-3 vote.

The main purpose of the bill is to cut down on wait times for veterans and offer local alternatives for visits.

Senator John Hoeven co-wrote part of the bill with Senator John McCain.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp also supported the bill.

The bill will now go to conference with legislation passed in the House.

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