Senate heads toward Showdown vote on Veterans bill 02/27/14
February 27, 2014
WASHINGTON— Republican senators on Capitol Hill are expected today to rally behind a procedural move that would derail a $21 billion veterans bill that would enhance benefits.
Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking a vote on a Republican alternative that would eliminate some of the improvements and impose sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program.
President Barack Obama opposes those sanctions until international negotiations proceed further.