27 Oct '15, 7pm

Leading Veterans Groups Warn Lawmakers Against Possible Government Shutdown @virginiaDAVjim @Virgi…

Leading Veterans Groups Warn Lawmakers Against Possible Government Shutdown posted on September 28, 2015 Dear Speaker Boehner, Leader McConnell, Leader Pelosi and Leader Reid: On behalf of The Independent Budget —co-authored by Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars—we strongly encourage you to approve an appropriations bill that will prevent a government shutdown and protect the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Your failure to fund the federal government beginning with the new fiscal year on October 1 will cause real harm to the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for this nation. A government shutdown would stop work on more than 250,000 VA disability claims that are awaiting adjudication; Vocational Rehabilitation offices would be forced to operate with reduced staffs; and the D...

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