The House Appropriations committee is voting today, Friday, June 25, 2021, on a budget proposal that would significantly increase the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2022. If approved as expected, the VA will receive $113.1 billion in discretionary spending, which is an 8% increase from the current budget and about $176 million more than President Biden had requested in his budget. This increase in discretionary spending would boost the VA’s 2022 budget to over $270 billion.
The appropriations committee has stated that such an increase demonstrates the strong commitment that is being made to servicemembers, their families and veterans and provides a blueprint for how to make our VA and military stronger and more responsive.
Further, the new budget proposal includes $10.9 billion for military construction projects for the next fiscal year, a level of funding $3 billion above current levels and $1 billion more than the President’s request.
House appropriators are expected to advance the plan to full chambers next week with a possible vote on the package in late July.
If you have a claim pending before the VA, the qualified Veterans’ Disability attorneys at Gardberg and Kemmerly want to help in any way possible. Please call our office and speak with one of our qualified Veterans’ Disability attorneys. Gardberg and Kemmerly is committed to helping injured and disabled Veterans obtain the benefits they deserve. If you need help with a disability claim, call our office at 251-343-1111 or 800-332-1529 for a free consultation. Gardberg and Kemmerly is proud to serve Veterans across the country from our home office in Mobile, Alabama. We would love an opportunity to discuss your claim.