Been following, though once again the media isn't, even after the reps made a big show and so did they about the WWII memorial, flags flying in their breast pockets and all, just what might be coming for the decades long under funded Veterans' Administration.
Yesterday and today might be their last day, under the shutdown, if the VA doesn't have the funds to cover All the essential work being done.
Here's an update on the one above as well as another that could be closing soon, in an orderly shutdown:
WACO (October 3, 2013)—Depending on how long the partial federal government shutdown drags on, hundreds of employees of the VA Regional Office in Waco could face furloughs, and that has some of the hundreds of thousands of military veterans in the area the office serves worried.
The shutdown has not affected VA medical facilities, but funds for claims processing at the regional office will run out before the end of the month if the shutdown continues.
"We can confirm that VA has funds available for claims processing activities at the Waco RO (and other ROs) to continue through late October 2013, for VA disability compensation and pension, and for vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits,” VA Regional Office spokesman Tom Morley said in a statement Thursday afternoon. read more>>>
October 3, 2013 - Workers and the clients they serve at the Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Muskogee won a temporary reprieve after learning the facility will continue operations through today.
VA officials had predicted the office would be closed before the end of the week because of a lapse of funding for most government services. They revised that prediction Thursday, saying “normal operations” would continue through today.
“At this time our status has not been fully determined for next week,” said Jacob Nichols, a spokesman for the VA’s local benefits office. “In the event that the regional office is instructed to initiate an orderly shutdown of non-essential operations, we anticipate that the regional office will be closed to the public.” read more>>>
The Muskogee VA facility is that towns major employer, so if those working in are sent home, while the House continues playing their games, no matter what the boehner says about 'games', it's their budget, the town will instantly feel the loss of the community income from!