House rejects VA funding plan

The House on Monday rejected a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to redirect funds to cover an expected budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients, New York Times reports.

With a 219-186 voice vote, lawmakers turned down the bill, that would have provided a six-month fix to fund $2 billion shortfalls in its Choice and other core programs, and was strongly supported by vet groups, the report notes.

House negotiators have planned to meet with the Senate, where lawmakers were crafting a separate proposal, the article notes.

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Thu, Jul 27, 2017 The Sarge, Brooklyn U.S.A. Brooklyn, U.S.A.

The Vet gave of themselves so that we can live. They earned the healthcare, so they can live. Stop funding bureacrauts, give the Vets healthcare

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