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Veterans Funding Could Face Some Sequestration

·By civilbeat

Despite some, shall we say, ambiguity from President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs could in fact be impacted by the sequestration budget cuts that will take effect if a compromise isn’t reached in time.

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Hawaii-born and pictured below, told a joint hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees Wednesday that his department “is exempt from sequestration – except for administrative costs,” according to Politico.

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The White House Office of Management and Budget released a letter in April, assuring that veterans’ benefits and health