Summer Sale! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.

Jeff Miller (Florida Politician)

Budget victory for veterans

The omnibus appropriations bill approved by Congress and signed last month by the president finally closed the book on federal budgeting for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, more than two months late and only after another threat of a government shutdown. Lost in most of the media coverage of this massive legislation is a very significant victory for millions of veterans that will prevent this very type of political gridlock from threatening veterans' benefits during any future budget battles or government shutdowns. This short but consequential legislative provision is the culmination of a long legislative road sparked by the last government shutdown. In October of 2013 as Congress...