- July 17, 2013
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The House Veterans Affairs Committee is considering a measure requiring the Veterans Affairs Department to prepare a long-term planning document that would be analogous to DOD’s quadrennial defense review.
According to the draft legislation, a four-year veterans review would help establish “a national strategy for meeting the nation’s commitment to veterans” by broadly outlining spending and programming needs.
At a committee hearing Wednesday, Robert Snyder, acting assistant secretary for VA policy and planning, said he did not favor the proposal as the department already has a similar multi-year planning review under way, reported Stars and Stripes. Veterans groups said it is not yet clear whether a quadrennial review modeled after the Defense Department’s planning effort is appropriate for VA programs.