Earlier this year, both the House and Senate passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, one of the largest spending increases in the 77 year history of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure the health and well-being of our veterans and wounded warriors.

This landmark legislation passed the House and Senate with overwhelmingly large bi-partisan support.

Congress chose to make such a large and necessary investment in our veterans because we need to make sure those who served us receive the needed medical care that is thorough, meets world-class standards and is patient-centered.

It appears Democrats may withhold sending this bi-partisan veterans funding bill to the President’s desk in an effort to ensure greater spending levels for their pet projects. There is a chance Democrats will hold off on final passage of this legislation so they can include it into a massive, budget-busting spending bill at the end of the year.

President Ronald Reagan once said, “None among us deserve more respect than the millions of patriotic men and women who have worn our nation's uniform to preserve America's freedom and world peace.