Pelosi Statement on Largest Increase in Veterans' Health Care in History
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement praising the President's release today of the $3.7 billion in additional veterans funding provided by Congress:
"Today, America's veterans will finally receive the resources and benefits that they have earned and that they deserve. The release of the $3.7 billion in additional veterans funding, approved by Congress last month and signed by the President today, provides the largest single funding increase in the 77-year history of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"With this historic veterans funding, the New Direction Congress is fulfilling a critical need for our nation's veterans. On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. And with this national investment, we fulfill our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind."