House passes largest VA budget ever, but partisan fights threaten its future

Military Times:  House lawmakers advanced the largest budget in Veterans Affairs history on Friday, but the spending package faces an uncertain future in the Senate and even tougher odds if it reaches the White House.

That’s because the $241 billion VA funding measure — which also includes about $10 billion more in appropriations for military construction projects — includes language blocking President Donald Trump from transferring certain funds to his controversial military wall project, and money to begin renaming military bases currently honoring confederate leaders.

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