Burr Statement On Veterans Funding In President’s Budget

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today released the following statement regarding the President's budget request for fiscal year 2009:

"I look forward to reviewing the President's budget proposal and working with the White House and my Senate colleagues to improve the services we provide to America's veterans. The President has made veterans a priority in his budget for 2009 by increasing funding by 5.8%.

"VA's budget has nearly doubled in the last decade. I look forward to ensuring these dollars are spent effectively to improve the lives of our veterans and I look forward to learning more during the committee's hearing on the budget next week."