Senate heads toward showdown vote on veterans bill

Feb 27, 2014 6:43 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.


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