The President has proposed a $168.8 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in fiscal year 2016. The budget includes $73.5 billion in discretionary funding, largely for healthcare, and $95.3 billion for mandatory benefit programs such as disability compensation and pensions. In the coming months, the Administration will submit legislation to allow the Department to reallocate a portion of unused funding from the Veterans Choice Program to support essential investments in the VA system. Highlights from the President's 2016 budget request for VA are available on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website at www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2675.
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