Bachmann Removes VA Budget Cut Suggestion

Plans to remove $4.5 billion budget cuts that would affect disabled veterans

WASHINGTON — Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) posted a statement on her congressional website today that she would remove from consideration a $4.5 billion suggestion that would have affected payments made to disabled veterans.   

She had previously posted on her website a list of $400 billion in suggested federal spending cuts, to include $4.5 billion from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  This elicited an immediate and strong reaction from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. on Jan. 28.   

"We appreciate her listening to the VFW and others," said VFW National Commander Richard L. Eubank, a retired Marine and Vietnam combat veteran from Eugene, Ore. 

Read the congresswoman's statement at