Senate Backs Big Boost in VA’s $270 Billion Budget

Last week, Senate appropriators supported the White House on plans for another considerable boost for theDepartment of Veterans Affairs funding next year.

According to an article published by, “If approved by the full House and Senate later this year, the legislation would boost discretionary spending for Veterans Affairs by nearly 9 percent (to about $113 billion) and raise total department spending to nearly $270 billion next year, the largest in history…$13.1 billion would be set aside for veterans mental health care services, $2.4 billion for expanded telehealth services [and] another $2.5 billion would be set aside for the implementation of VA’s new electronic medical records overhaul plan.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability