A portion of this bill arrives as a legislative response to the ongoing VA scandal. It has two main parts. The first of these requires the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to tell Congress when/if the VA Secretary is not appropriately responding to a "pubic health or safety issue." The second component deals with the turnaround time for the VA Secretary to submit names of VA managers involved in such issues. The details of the turnaround time are below. The bill also "prohibits the Secretary from paying a bonus award to any manager whose issue remains unresolved."
The bill's second main component addresses veterans in nursing homes, stating that for a three-year period beginning on October 1st, 2014 (the start of Fiscal Year 2015), veterans who wish to move to a non-VA foster home may do so, upon that home getting the okay form the VA.
The last primary component of the bill deals with fees attached to guaranteed loans offered through the VA. The Congressional Budgeting Office (CBO) states that the bill would:
increase the fees charged to certain veterans who obtain loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also would extend VA’s authority to verify income reported by recipients of VA pension benefits using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).