House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday called for quick passage of a $17 billion bill meant to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) should bring the conference report hammered out by House and Senate lawmakers “to the floor without any further delay,” Pelosi said in a statement, a clear indication that the measure will enjoy broad support from Democrats.
Pelosi also praised House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) for working to reach a “bipartisan agreement that will help us serve our veterans as well as they have served us.”
She also complimented Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine), the panel’s ranking member who is running for governor in his home state.
Miller said he expects the full House to vote on the conference report on Wednesday.
“That is what I have been led to believe,” Miller said of a Wednesday vote. The bill itself will be filed Monday night.