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Trump wants a huge increase in VA spending, but some vet groups are still unhappy. Here’s why.

Trump wants a huge increase in VA spending, but some vet groups are still unhappy. Here’s why. | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

President Donald Trump is proposing another big increase in Veterans Affairs spending for fiscal 2020 — but also reintroducing a controversial cost-savings measure that veterans groups have long opposed.

The increased VA spending — up to $216 billion, an increase of $19 billion or 9.5 percent from fiscal 2019 — comes as a host of non-defense programs face steep cuts in the budget proposal. The Departments of Transportation, Education, Energy and State all face double-digit funding cuts under the president’s plan, which is already facing fierce opposition from Democrats in Congress.

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