The Department of Veterans Affairs wants an extra $10 billion in its overall budget for fiscal 2015. That would supply the agency with more than $160 billion. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki tells the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about his agency’s 2015 budget request. Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders asked Secretary Shinseki how the budget request can help the VA solve one of its biggest problems. Retired Brig. Gen. Allison Hickey, VA’s under secretary for benefits, also testified at the hearing.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.