Serious support for troops: advance funding for the VA

Serious support for troops: advance funding for the VA

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Zero-carbon-camp-military Hey, what this means is that wounded warriors get helped better by the Veterans Administration since they will hopefully get more regular funding. This should have happened several years ago, difference is now that we have an Administration which supports the troops.

Here's a little more from the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America:

Lawmakers agree on use of advance VA funds

Congressional negotiators working on landmark legislation to provide advance appropriations for VA healthcare have cleared a major hurdle by deciding that only direct medical programs will be protected.  The agreement between the House and Senate veterans affairs committees removes information technology and medical research from the list of programs that, beginning in 2011, would be funded one year in advance to avoid disruption if Congress fails to pass the annual veterans appropriations bill on time.  If the compromise is reached, Congress will approve a $45 billion veterans care budget for 2011 in the 2010 budget. In 19 of the last 22  years, Congress has failed to approve the annual VA budget by the Oct. 1 deadline.

Source article: Lawmakers agree on use of advance VA funds

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