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Trump, Congressional Leadership Agree VA Expansion Will Be Paid For

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Media claim White House ‘works against’ funding

Donald Trump holds up the Veterans Affairs Mission Act he signed

Donald Trump holds up the Veterans Affairs Mission Act he signed / Getty Images

BY:  /  the Washington Free Beacon

The Trump administration is seeking to pay for recent expansion of Veterans Affairs to private health care through recently increased budgetary caps, according to an administration official.

The VA Mission Act, signed into law by the president on Wednesday, creates a new program that allows veterans to seek private care. The law calls for billions for new programs to provide private care, but does not outline how they will be funded.

The Washington Post reported the White House is working against funding the new law. However, the White House and the Republican congressional leadership both support securing funding for the VA expansion.

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