Today on 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' Congressman Charles Boustany said he and Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter have joined forces to deal with roadblocks to better health care for veterans.  Boustany said,

We're trying to deal with this continuing bureaucracy between the Veterans Administration and the Congressional Budget Office.  Senators Landrieu and Vitter  and I have introduced legislation to authorize the clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.  The problem we have is that the CBO changed the rules of the game trying to make this mandatory spending for 20 years to be accounted for during one year.  It's never been done this way before.

According to Congressman Boustany,

Not only would this ruin the opportunity to get our two clinics but it would prohibit going forward with any VA clinics in the future...We think we have a way to get around this craziness with the Congressional Budget Office.  I'm guardedly optimistic we'll see some progress now.

Congressman Boustany also discussed:

  • President Obama's failure to deliver to Congress his budget for the fiscal year in a timely manner.
  • Universal background checks being proposed for gun ownership.
  • Issues concerning doctors becoming involved in restricting gun ownership.

If you'd like to hear more take a listen to the interview here: