Veterans Affairs Budget Clears As A Government Shutdown Is Averted (for now)

Here's what to know about the current budget and how a government shutdown could impact veterans.

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The fiscal 2024 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was included in the six-bill, $460 billion funding package that President Joe Biden recently signed, averting a partial government shutdown.

The move, which also covers military construction and related agencies, secures the VA’s budget until the end of September, when the next fiscal year begins. The other agencies covered under this funding package are Agriculture; Commerce, Justice; Energy; Interior; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. 

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Esther D’Amico
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Esther D’Amico is Kiplinger’s senior news editor. A long-time antitrust and congressional affairs journalist, Esther has covered a range of beats including infrastructure, climate change and the industrial chemicals sector. She previously served as chief correspondent for a financial news service where she chronicled debates in and out of Congress, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department with a particular focus on large mergers and acquisitions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and in English.