The regional Federal Reserve banks are taking different approaches to marijuana banking, with different consequences for businesses operating in those states.
Several weeks ago, we blogged about bills circulating in the House and Senate that would reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide new healthcare options for veterans. Today, President Obama signed a compromise bill championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), the leaders of a conference committee tasked with ironing out differences between the two bills. BPC applauds lawmakers for reaching across the aisle on this critical issue, though we are concerned about the bill’s fiscal implications.
The Bipartisan Policy Center applauds Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL) for working out a much-needed compromise on Veterans Affairs reform. Senator Sanders and Representative Miller, the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, hammered out a weekend negotiation that many members of both parties can agree on.
Recently, the House and Senate each passed bills to address the serious ongoing problems with the Veterans Health Administration under the Department of Veterans Affairs. Though the bills share several common reforms, a conference committee is expected to reconcile differences between the two and send a final package to President Obama’s desk.
The finger-pointing in the VA scandal has been bipartisan. Thankfully, the same is holding true in the initial search for solutions.