Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the military construction and VA budget for FY2010, which includes the first advance appropriation provision for FY2011. Today's critical vote would establish a necessary precedent for Congress to fund the VA one year in advance, assuring sufficient, timely and predictable funding for veterans' health care.
Live video of today's floor debate is available through C-Span's Live Feed.
AMVETS and the Partnership for VA Health Care Budget Reform have been lobbying for an overhaul of the VA funding mechanism for more than a decade. AMVETS leaders are happy to see that the current Congress is seriously addressing this vital issue.
Check back regularly with American Veteran Online for updates, as advance VA appropriations inches closer to becoming a reality.