SPARTA, WI – In case you missed it, on Saturday, Rep. Derrick Van Orden (WI-03) held a roundtable with Western Wisconsin veterans. He highlighted the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MILCON/VA) Appropriations Bill, which fully funds the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Watch on WXOW

Despite the Biden administration’s false claims, the MILCON/VA Bill provides over $319 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs – the same amount they requested and nearly $18 billion more than they received in FY23. It also includes over $471 million for the four related agencies.

Read more from WXOW below, or watch the clip here.

Van Orden meets with area veterans


Bowen Kedrowicz

May 20, 2023

Congressman Derrick Van Orden made an appearance at the Sparta American Legion Saturday afternoon to meet with area veterans and discuss the appropriations bill.

Van Orden talked about issues concerning the proposed funding of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

In touting the House Republicans’ proposed funding of the VA, Van Orden said the Biden Administration has been dishonest in their claims that the GOP would cut 22% of the VA budget across the board.

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