Government Shutdown: How will VA be affected?

On December 21, 2018, Congress failed to pass appropriation bills for some federal programs, resulting in a partial government shut down. While some government operations will be affected, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, released the following statement:

“Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Congress, VA is fully funded for fiscal year 2019, and in the event of a partial government shutdown, all VA operations will continue unimpeded.”