Axios President and Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff and Chief Financial Officer Marc Lasry will deliver the White House’s 2017 budget to President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address on Monday, the White Houses office announced Wednesday.
“The President is committed to continuing his focus on jobs, energy, and economic opportunity for America’s veterans, and we’re committed to working with Congress to find ways to support the needs of these brave service members and their families,” BenioFF wrote in a statement to Axios.
“In fact, during the budget process, the President will announce more than $1 billion in grants to support job creation for veterans, veterans’ families, and businesses.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs has said that nearly 5.5 million people are eligible for VA health care under the Affordable Care Act, which is the biggest entitlement reform since World War II.
The Trump administration has called for cuts in some of the programs that serve these veterans.
The Trump administration is also proposing to slash $400 million from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Institutes of Health, as well as the Department of Education, the Department, the Veterans Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.