LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate) -U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representatives Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) today released a report detailing the impact of President Trump's budget on America's veterans.
While Trump requested an overall increase in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), his proposed budget shifts funding away from critical programs that veterans rely on - including programs that deliver disability benefits, combat homelessness and provide education and career training to veterans.
"Veterans deserve better than a budget that cuts benefits and health care that they have earned," said Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "The President's budget takes benefits from veterans who have sacrificed the most and those seeking health care from the VA. Balancing the budget on the backs of veterans - especially disabled and elderly veterans - is a non-starter for me because they have earned better than the President's budget as written."
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