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Congressional Negotiators Agree on $83B Military Construction, Veterans’ Benefits and Zika Response Bill

A joint House-Senate committee has submitted the final conference report on a bill that would provide $82.5 billion to fund military facility construction projects, veterans’ benefits programs and Zika response efforts. The House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act now heads to the House for consideration. The proposed budget is about $2.6 billion more …

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Veterans Group: Shutdown to Hurt VA Funding for Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs could soon run out of money to pay beneficiaries due to a temporary lapse in government funding. A shutdown will disrupt claims appeal hearings, job placement, vocational counseling, funeral services and the VA Secretary’s correspondence with veterans groups, the American Legion said Monday. “The fact …

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