CVO and the VA Budget for 2013 by Bruce E. Parry, CVO Chair

The Obama Administration Budget proposed for 2013 for the VA is $140.3 billion. $76.3 billion is for mandatory benefits such as disability compensation and pensions. The remaining $64 billion is for discretionary spending, primarily for medical care.* The discretionary spending amount represents a 4.5% increase from the current year. This is more than $4 billion less than the major veterans organizations call for in The Independent Budget. Read more [...]

CVO Meeting June 16, 2012

The Coalition of Veterans Organizations will meet this Saturday, June 16th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Montford Point Marine Association at 7011 S Vincennes in Chicago. The agenda will focus on our recent CVO Retreat and out plans for the next year! Coffee and Donuts will be served! Come early so we can get started on time! Read more [...]