May 7, 2014 12:58 PM

Objections to H.R.3521 and S.1950, as amended - Veterans' bills

This afternoon, Senator Vitter again asked unanimous consent the Veterans Affairs' Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.3521 and pass H.R.3521, Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended by a Vitter amendment (pay-for through price controls for prescription drugs in the Department of Defense). Senator Sanders objected.

Senator Sanders then asked the Senate take up and pass S.1950, as amended by the Sanders substitute amendment, which is the text of S.1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act which includes H.R.3521 along with many other provisions. Senator Vitter objected.