With time running short, it's uncertain if the proposal will get passed.
Obama has failed to live up to his promises, but serious problems at the agency stretch as far back as John F. Kennedy's presidency.
It's not enough to just throw resources at the VA's dysfunctional claims system. The problems are too deep and too complicated for an easy repair.
The DOJ is continuing an investigation which has already ensnared more than a handful of Navy officials.
An old-fashioned Arkansas political sex scandal has inadvertently given a boost to the gun lobby's most important emissary.