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The Villages
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Making good on promise not to cut the VA budget

Congressman Daniel Webster

Last week, House appropriators made good on their promise to not cut the VA budget. The FY2024 VA budget was passed out of its subcommittee, and it provides nearly $18 billion more funding than what the Veterans Administration received in FY2023, which fully funds the budget request for the VA. The bill includes:

  • Full funding for veterans’ health care programs; and
  • Full funding for veterans’ benefits and VA programs, including the electronic health record modernization initiative.
  • Funding and requirements for the VA to improve services for veterans in the Pacific.

I am committed to ensuring that those who have already sacrificed so much for this country receive the care they were promised when they entered out nation’s service.  

Working on your behalf, in the last four months my office has gotten more than $1 million returned to my constituents in VA benefits, owed tax returns or social security. Please contact me if you need assistance with issues before the VA. My staff and I are here to serve you.

Congressman Daniel Webster represents The Villages in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Let the Andersons keep their cross

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Belvedere resident contends a couple in The Villages should be allowed to keep their little white cross.

Did local media overlook the anniversary of D-Day?

A Village of Hawkins resident, in a Letter to the Editor, chides local media which did not properly mark the D-Day anniversary.

Little white cross is yard art

A Sharon Villas resident contends the little white crosses are yard art. Read his Letter to the Editor.

We moved to a retirement community not a timeshare community

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of DeLuna resident says she moved to a retirement community, not a timeshare community.

They just want to break the rules

A Villa Berea resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the Villagers fighting to keep their little white cross simply want to break the rules.