The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Advanced Appropriations Moves Forward

Yesterday, the House took two major steps in ensuring that advanced appropriations for VA health care become a reality. The House approved a major rule change allowing for the VA funding exemption, while the House Appropriations Committee approved what would be the first advanced VA budget.

Congress has delivered the VA budget late for 19 of the last 22 years, and AMVETS and many of the nation's other leading veterans service organizations have been working to revise the VA funding model for decades. Veterans and veterans' advocates around the country applauded last night's critical step to ensure "sufficient, timely and predictable" funding for the VA.

Check back shortly with the official AMVETS Web site for more information on this important step toward making advanced VA appropriations a reality.

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