VA Budget Request Signals Commitment to Vets
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 – President Barack Obama’s $132 billion 2012 budget request for the Veterans Affairs Department demonstrates that despite a tight fiscal environment, the United States stands by its commitment to men and women who have served in uniform, Deputy VA Secretary W. Scott Gould told American Forces Press Service.
Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary W. Scott Gould speaks at opening ceremonies for the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 27, 2011. Gould said VA’s fiscal 2012 budget request aims to improve the delivery of services and benefits to veterans while improving the systems that make VA more efficient and effective. VA photo by Jeff Bowen