Some good news for VA today–that’s generally in line with IAVA recommendations. It’s one of the few agencies to see a proposed increase in Trump’s new budget. Meanwhile, State, USIP, CPB, NASA and many others would be hit very hard with cuts. Those cuts will impact veterans–given the high percentage of our members that work in government.
But as we saw with the VA scandal and yearly increases by Obama, money isn’t the only problem at VA. It’s very much about leadership, systems reform and accountability.
These are important times for our community, and our advocacy leadership will continue to be essential to millions.