VA set to grow its health care workforce with new pay incentives after Biden signs PACT Act

A new law sets the stage for a larger health care workforce at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Honoring Our PACT Act gives VA the resources it needs to staff up its health care workforce to treat post-9/11 combat veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service. President Joe Biden said VA will be able to move more quickly to determine a veteran’s illness and related military service. For a look at what this means for VA employees, Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more.