"This additional funding is urgently needed today to care for troops returning from
Last Friday, the Washington Post reported that the Bush Administration acknowledged that it is short more than $1 billion for covering current needs at the Department of Veterans Affairs this year, despite repeated efforts by House Democrats to fund VA healthcare. In response, the Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to give the VA an extra $1.5 billion this year to cover the health care shortfall. But House Republicans today offered just $975 million, meaning additional work will have to be done to correct this serious problem.
"VA medical centers across Greater Boston are simply unable to care for our veterans with the limited resources, staffing, and funding they have,” said Congressman Lynch. "VA hospitals in