01 Jun '17, 6pm

CVA wants more aggressive cuts to the fiscal 2018 VA budget

WASHINGTON — Like other advocacy groups, Concerned Veterans for America have problems with the president’s proposed Veterans Affairs budget. But unlike most of the veterans community, they think it doesn’t cut enough. The conservative group, which has ties to prominent Republican donors and several members of President Donald Trump’s administration, is releasing a policy memo this week calling for more belt tightening and increased scrutiny of the president’s $186.5 billion budget proposal, which has already drawn criticism from groups like the American Legion for too many trims. “We recommend that Congress aggressively seek out more savings within the VA’s budget, especially in its construction, medical facility operations, personnel, and medical compliance accounts,” the document states. “Cutting waste and passing systemic reforms, not throwing money at the current syste...

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