President Barack Obama signs into law the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, a bill providing the Department of Veterans Affairs the resources to improve access and quality of care for veterans, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Fort Belvoir, Va. The legislation is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see VA doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering up months-long wait times for appointments. At far left is Robert McDonald, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. Third from left is Senate Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who led the bipartisan effort on the bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)