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Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $186.5 Billion VA Budget

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In his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget, President Trump is proposing $186.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The budget request will ensure the nation’s Veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services. The budget also supports the continued transformation of VA to rebuild the full trust of Veterans as a premier provider of choice for their services and benefits.

Inspector General Finds 'Cockroach Infestation' at Illinois VA Center

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In May 2016, former Sen. Mark Kirk and then-Rep. Tammy Duckworth asked the Office of Inspector General to make a visit to the Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs facility in Hines, IL. The site was in need of a health care inspection, they charged. They had heard reports of cockroach infestation in the Hines facility’s food service area, with patients reportedly even receiving food trays containing the bugs. Worse, the leadership knew about the unsanitary conditions but did not act.

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