Republicans Push Back on Democratic Claims of Veterans’ Health Care Cuts in GOP Debt Limit Bill
House Republicans narrowly passed a bill late last month that would temporarily suspend or raise the federal debt limit while significantly reducing caps on discretionary spending for the next 10 years. The legislation does not identify which discretionary programs would or would not see future spending cuts under the proposal.
However, some Democrats have claimed that the bill would lead to deep cuts in several areas, including health benefits for military veterans.
“It makes a series of deeply devastating and unpopular cuts to things like veterans’ health benefits,” White House...