01 May 2014

VA budget bill bans bonuses for senior executives | RallyPoint.com

By Leo Shane III, Staff writer
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The House overwhelmingly approved its $217 billion Veterans Affairs Department budget plan for next fiscal year, over objections from the White House that it doesn’t go far enough.

The plan, approved Wednesday on a 416-1 vote, would ban bonuses for senior VA executives and redirect almost $40 million in planned departmental spending to bolster ongoing efforts to reduce the backlog in disability benefits claims.

But White House officials said a cut of nearly $368 million in its VA budget request could “delay the timely delivery of health care services to veterans and impede the administration’s efforts to end veterans’ homelessness in 2015.”

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