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Efram Ramirez
Thursday, March 06, 2014, 3:20:17 PM

As a number of nonprofit organizations look for ways they can assist veterans in finding job opportunities, the U.S. government recently announced its plans to provide funding for a select few of these initiatives.

President Barack Obama recently presented the 2015 budget, which breaks down the exact spending amounts he would like to pursue next year, to Congress. According to The Wall Street Journal, Obama's new numbers call for a 6.5% increase in veterans spending, meaning that the government would dedicate $163.9 billion to this cause. Specifically, the budget asks for $68.4 billion to be spent on medical care and discretionary programs, while $95.6 billion is set aside for disability compensation and pensions. 

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