WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

House to boost veterans' programs, cut food aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an otherwise lean budget year, the House is poised to boost funding for the medical needs of the nation's veterans and increase spending for the military.
But the GOP-dominated chamber will soon resume its budget-slashing ways as it kicks off debate today on a food and farm spending bill that cuts aid for low-income pregnant women and their children. It also slashes a key overseas food aid program by about one-third below this year's funding.
At the same time, the House Appropriations Committee is set to approve a $649 billion measure that slightly boosts the Pentagon's operating budget while cutting costs for overseas military operations by $39 billion, reflecting a drawing down of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 123809519 - wkyt.com/a?a=123809519
Gray Television, Inc.