(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

There's a compromise in Congress on changes at the Veterans Affairs Department.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

The compromise measure spends $17 billion, most of it in emergency funding, for the VA health system to hire new doctors, lease new clinics and allow veterans living far from clinics to get non-VA care.

(Sanders) "Planes and tanks and guns are a cost of war. So is taking care of the men and women who use those weapons and who fight our battles."

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders drafting that bill with his House counterpart Republican Jeff Miller.

(Miller) "It also holds people within the department accountable."

By giving the VA secretary authority to fire senior executives after a 21 day appeal process.

At the Capitol, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.