110-329, The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sec. 160) Makes appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits
Administration, Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund for payments to eligible persons who served in the Philippines
during World War II.
Designates such amount as an emergency requirement and necessary to meet emergency
110th Congress Legislation
-Bills Enacted into Law-2008
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
October 3, 2008
President signed into law H.R. 2638
Its many provisions,
included appropriations for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) .
While most federal funding would be held at its current level until March 6, 2009, veterans' programs
as a national defense issue to be funded above and beyond current
The new law provides
a $4.5 billion increase for veterans' programs, and represents a $2.8 billion increase above the President's VA budget
request for Fiscal Year 2009. It is also the second budget in a row that exceeds the
request of the Independent
Budget, which is formulated by a coalition of veterans’
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION: $1.5 billion
Filipino Veterans: $198 million for a "Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund" for payments
persons who served in the Philippines during World War II as authorized.