Veterans Organizations Back VA Funding

Veterans Today: WASHINGTON, July 23 – Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a plea by major veterans’ service organizations for Congress to give the Department of Veterans Affairs the resources it needs to provide quality, timely health care.

“Congress has a sacred obligation to provide VA with the funds it requires to meet both immediate needs through non-VA care and future needs by expanding VA’s internal capacity,” the letter from the leaders of 16 major organizations representing millions of veterans. The letter was sent to Sanders and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Mike Michaud (D-Maine), the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House veterans committees.

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