Bergman Condemns Misinformation Campaign about Veterans’ Benefits
Washington, May 5, 2023
Rep. Jack Bergman joined Rep. Jen Kiggans and 54 colleagues writing a scathing letter condemning the dishonest, partisan use of the VA to spread fear and anxiety among America’s Veterans regarding their benefits.
In a recent misleading report, the VA falsely asserts that H.R. 2811, the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, would cut 22% of Veterans’ funding; that is untrue. Not only does H.R. 2811 not make any specific cuts to the VA - it simply returns topline FY24 discretionary spending to FY22 levels.
Every individual in the U.S. House Republican leadership has unequivocally stated on record that Veterans’ health care and benefits are not on the table amid debt ceiling negotiations. Most recently, on Sunday, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise stated he would not bring any bill to the floor that makes cuts to VA funding. Despite ample information to the contrary, the Biden Administration continues to make false claims about looming cuts to Veterans’ benefits.
Read the full letter here and below.
Dear Secretary McDonough:
As you are aware, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a press release falsely stating that the proposal which became the Limit, Save, Grow Act would threaten medical care for 30 million veterans, worsen wait times for hundreds of thousands of veterans and survivors applying for benefits, and fail to honor the memory of all veterans.