I’m reporting this here because you are unlikely to see it in any Big Media outlet:
The government shutdown exemption for the Veterans’ Affairs Department passed Thursday by the House of Representative does not resolve all of VA’s potential problems.
Approved by a 259-157 vote, the measure comes in response to a warning from VA that it could run out money to pay veterans benefits by late October if a government shutdown continues. Not only are Nov. 1 payments at risk, but VA officials said claims processing could also slow.
The House measure, HJ Res 72, would provide funds for disability compensation, survivors’ benefits and monthly GI Bill checks.
Naturally, Harry Reid will not be submitting this bill to the Senate, and if he did, Barack Obama has promised to veto it.
Cancer patients are still out of luck, by the way. Harry Reid won’t take up the House bill to fund that either.
Therefore the lack of VA and NIH funding is Republicans fault. Because the Tea Party. I’ll be taking no questions.