New rules to prevent the VA from conducting medical experiments on dogs was tucked into a massive spending package.
Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now.
The $1.3 trillion spending package includes a new provision that would give more veterans access to mental health care.
The military would get more ships, planes, tanks and a pay raise out of the proposed budget.
The White House cited the military pay raise in initial backing for a huge spending package.
A deal collapsed to include multiple VA reforms in a spending bill that Congress formulated to prevent a government shutdown.
Gen. Mark Milley sees the Army fielding hypersonic weapons to counter similar threats from adversaries such as Russia.
Pentagon officials called Thursday for more funding to boost flying hours and improve maintenance.
The Marine Corps has budgeted enough money into its proposed 2019 budget to buy 35K of the Army's new Modular Handgun System.
Trump's idea of a Space Force has lawmakers once again asking the U.S. Air Force if a separate space unit is feasible.