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With changes swirling in veterans health care, senators press for action on stalled projects

With changes swirling in veterans health care, senators press for action on stalled projects

With President-elect Donald Trump eying an overhaul in veterans health care, 18 senators are urging quick action from the lame duck Congress on two dozen stalled VA projects, including a major one in Hampton Roads.

Virginia Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 16 of their colleagues Thursday in calling for Congress to set aside funding for a list of health care centers, outpatient clinics and research facilities proposed throughout the Veterans Affairs system.

It asks Senate leaders to authorize the money “in the December funding bill, or another appropriate vehicle, to be signed into law this year.”

If Congress doesn’t act, it is unclear how these...

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