Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has blocked amendments on some bills, concerned that GOP senators would use them to embarrass Democrats on politically divisive issues like rolling back Obama's health care overhaul.The conservative group Heritage Action urged senators to oppose Sanders' bill, saying its failure to revamp the VA results in "harming both veterans truly in need of assistance and taxpayers in the process."
Vets benefits bill clears initial Senate hurdle
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