WASHINGTON, June 5 Key U.S. senators have
reached agreement on a bipartisan proposal to address the delays
in the delivery of military veterans' healthcare, Senator John
McCain said on Thursday.
The legislative proposal, which must be voted on by the full
Senate, is aimed at ensuring immediate care for veterans while
giving the Obama administration greater authority to fire
employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The proposal was reached after negotiations led by McCain, a
Republican, and Bernard Sanders, an independent who caucuses
with the Democrats, McCain told reporters.
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)