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Senators back even bigger boost for next year’s VA budget
6/5/2018

MILITARY TIMES --- Senate appropriators on Tuesday backed an increase for the Veterans Affairs budget even larger than the boost outlined in President Donald Trump's request earlier this year, a move that would push the department's funding closer to the $200 billion mark. The proposed $86.4 billion in discretionary spending for the department in fiscal 2019, approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee's veterans panel, is 5.7 percent above VA's fiscal 2018 budget and about $1.1 billion more than what the White House and House lawmakers are eyeing.

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Senators back even bigger boost for next year’s VA budget