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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Live from Capitol Hill: Independent Budget Partners Unveil VA Budget Proposal

This morning, AMVETS will join its partners on Capitol Hill to unveil the Independent Budget for VA in FY2011. AMVETS National Legislative Director Ray Kelley will testify on behalf of AMVETS. To view live video from this morning's hearing, Click Here.

For the last 24 years, AMVETS has partnered with DAV, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and VFW to develop a comprehensive budget proposal for VA discretionary spending, known throughout the veterans' community as the IB.

Congress has often considered the IB as one of the best barometers for how VA funds should be allocated each fiscal year.

This year's IB calls on Congress to provide $61.5 billion in discretionary funding for VA--$1.2 billion more than the Obama Administration asked for in its budget proposal earlier this week. To view this year's IB, Click Here.

American Veteran will be on hand for the hearing. Check back later for updates.

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