In light of the recent VA scandal — where patients have been experiencing extraordinary wait times and some may have even died — the House moved Tuesday to pass a bill allowing veterans to get treatment outside of the VA system.
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The bill passed 421-0. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy both released a statement announcing the vote’s passage.
But then the vote was vacated. Here’s the note from the clerk’s office that the vote was vacated.
The first vote was then vacated by a unanimous consent request.
Because the vote was vacated, it’s unclear who missed the first vote.
So the bill was brought up to a vote again. It passed again. This time, 426-0.