House Passes First 2025 Funding Bill

The funding for the VA is facing an unlikely future due to the restrictions on federally-funded abortions.

The House of Representatives passed its first bill for the 2025 fiscal year this week to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“The bill makes good on the… commitment to bring bills to the floor that comply with the Fiscal Responsibility Act, while honoring our commitment to our nation’s veterans and our troops,” Representative John Carter of Texas said. “To honor that commitment, the bill provides full funding for health care and benefits for veterans. They have earned these benefits, and we are making good on our promise to them.”

Legislative riders were included in the approved budget for the VA which would require President Biden’s administration to stop using taxpayer dollars to cover abortions.

“This isn’t an attempt to make a national abortion ban. This is just to make sure that every American taxpayer is not paying for these abortions,” Mike Garcia of California said. “We recognize that we’ll need bipartisan support. This is one of those issues that, so far, is one of the sticking points that prevents bipartisan support.”

It is anticipated that the bill will not pass in the Senate, and the president has said he will not sign the budget into law if it reaches his desk along with those abortion-restricting amendments.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they consider the appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • For the president and members of his party to come to recognize the value of human life in the womb and protect the unborn.

Sources: The Hill, Just The News


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