Isakson Statement on VA Funding in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

MARIETTA, Ga. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes a 3.6 percent budget increase for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):

“This budget proposal reaffirms the president’s commitment to investing in our veterans’ healthcare system by increasing mental health funding and helping to ensure veterans have access to timely care in their own communities through the Veterans Choice Program. I look forward to working with the Department of Veterans Affairs as we continue to take steps to provide the best health care possible to our veterans.”

For more information, view the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget here.


The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 115th Congress. Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the military as well as more than 750,000 veterans.