VA's Spending Up 92.2% in One Decade

By Ali Meyer | May 22, 2014 | 2:14pm EDT

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( -- Inflation-adjusted federal spending on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has increased 92.2% in the last 10 years, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement, climbing from $73.3 billion in fiscal 2003 (in constant 2014 dollars) to $140.9 billion in 2013.

In fiscal year 2013, VA spending was $140,909,860,000 in 2014 dollars and included things such as medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, housing accounts, compensation and pensions, and  insurance funds, to name a few.

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In fiscal 2009, the year President Obama took office, VA spending was $105,520,280,000 in 2014 dollars. That means that during Obama's presidency annual VA spending has increased 33.5%.

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