House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (Fla.) has introduced the “Putting Veterans Funding First Act” (H.R. 813) and Senator Mark Begich (Alaska) has introduced an idential bill in the Senate (S. 932). These bills may be called for a vote as soon as next week, and would require Congress to fully fund the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) budget a year ahead of schedule by providing two-fiscal year budget authority. This would ensure that all VA services will have timely, predictable funding in an era where continuing resolutions and threats of government shutdowns are all too frequent. Members are urged to use the Action Center to ask their Representative and Senators to support these bills.