More funding, accountability for VA Choice program proposed, now what?


Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin received his wish last week as the House passed a bill that will add an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program.

The bill, also known as the Choice Act, was introduced just weeks before the current Choice program funding was set to expire, and passed as a last-minute decision before Congress left for the August recess.

One question that still lingers is, if passed into law, how will that money be spent?
In an interview on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Shulkin outlined in detail some of the ways the Veteran Affairs Department would use the extra funds in a system of modernization projects, construction of new facilities and comprehensive public-private sector partnerships.

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Local Fairfax, VA attorney  Karin Riley Porter  is sponsoring the Washington D.C. Operation Turbo 5K race and is encouraging members of the community to participate. Proceeds from the race will help to deliver care packages, or “little boxes of home” as they call it, to our deployed U.S. military troops. This is a perfect opportunity for community members to come together and run for a deserving cause on August 13, 2017 in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Make sure to stop by our booth for a chance to grab well-earned swag bags after enduring a long run! For more information on the race and to register, visit our website here

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