Sanders discusses veterans health care overhaul

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be discussing legislation he helped craft to improve health care for veterans.

Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in White River Junction.

To bill is intended to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make firing senior executives at the VA easier.

President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Thursday.

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