29 Oct '13, 9pm

VA yet to endorse shutdown protection bill: The nation's most influential veterans' groups and key s... #airforce

The nation’s most influential veterans’ groups and key supporters in Congress will launch an effort on Wednesday to keep the Veterans Affairs Department operating when other federal agencies are shut down. But it remains unclear whether VA supports the effort, a response to the 17-day partial government shutdown in October that led to furloughs of some VA workers, suspended some programs and threatened benefits. The initiative provides funding one year in advance for all veterans programs — something already done for health care programs — so the failure of Congress to pass and the president to sign an appropriations bill by the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year wouldn’t require immediate cuts in veterans programs. This wouldn’t stop every potential problem, such as what might happen if the entire government simply runs out of cash to pay benefits. It also isn’t guaranteed t...

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