Government Shutdown

Congressman: VA Said It Would Be OK During Government Shutdown, Changed Its Tune After Obama Fearmongering

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As the partial government shutdown drags on, the Department of Veterans Affairs may be changing its tune about the severity of the cutbacks. 

On Sept. 25, a few days before the partial government suspension, the VA issued "contingency guidance" about a potential shutdown that said it had enough leftover money from the 2013 budget to keep the VA running for three weeks. The guidance said "the department's current projection was that 95 percent of VA employees would be either fully funded or required to perform excepted functions during a shutdown event."   

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