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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Senate voted to spend about $1.5 billion to improve health-care access for military veterans two weeks after an inspector general’s report exposed widespread mismanagement at government hospitals.

The vote today was 93-3. Senators now must iron out differences with competing House legislation, which doesn’t include money for the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire new doctors or nurses.

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