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Impending government shutdown will not affect VA, director says

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says VA benefits and services will not be affected in the event of a government shutdown. (KVII File)

With a partial federal government shutdown on the horizon, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Friday, Dec. 21, that benefits and services will not be affected, according to a news release.

In the release, Wilkie said:

“Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Congress, VA is fully funded for fiscal year 2019, and in the event of a partial government shutdown, all VA operations will continue unimpeded.

“We thank the president and Congress for their commitment to our nation’s heroes in funding VA, and stand ready to provide all of the VA benefits and services our Veterans have earned.”

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