Chairman Bost Statement on Biden’s VA Budget Request
Washington, March 9, 2023 | Kathleen McCarthy
Tags: Full Committee
Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released the following statement after the Biden administration released their fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
“The Biden administration’s VA budget request for FY 2024 relies on complicated accounting gimmicks that would create fast lanes and slow lanes for veterans’ care and benefits. Just like Republicans predicted last year, the Toxic Exposure Fund has less and less to do with supporting toxic-exposed veterans, and more to do with creating a bookkeeping disaster,” said Chairman Bost. “Congress has never asked VA to do more with less but increases in any budget need to be targeted in the right direction to be successful. I look forward to Secretary McDonough’s explanation during the Committee’s budget hearing at the end of the month.”
To read the views and estimates letter Committee Republicans sent to Budget Chairman Jodey Arrington regarding VA’s FY 2024 budget, click here.