A new fiscal 2008 continuing resolution funds most agencies through Dec. 14 at 2007 levels. But Congress hiked certain Dept. of Veterans Affairs programs, including major construction. The CR sets spending for those VA programs at the rate President Bush proposed for 2008, which lifts VA construction’s annual rate to $727 million, from $399 million in 2007. The CR is part of a 2008 defense spending bill enacted on Nov. 13.
VA: Stopgap Measure Boosts Construction Funds
November 21, 2007