Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., right, urged the Senate to pass the VA Mission Act this week. [Robert Turtil/Veterans Affairs]
With overwhelming support, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to streamline the VA health care system, which could reduce veterans' wait times and allow more of them to seek out their own physicians.
The VA Mission Act was easily approved by the Senate with a vote of 92-5 on Wednesday. The bill, which previously passed the House by a vote of 347-70, will next go to President Donald Trump to become law just ahead of Memorial Day.
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