The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent more than $3.5 million on furniture the day before the government shutdown, according to a Daily Caller analysis of government purchasing records.

VA spent $7,559,675 on September 30, the last day the government was fully operating before this month’s partial shutdown.

Federal government agencies faced a “spend it or lose it” scenario on that day, the last day of the 2013 fiscal year, prompting excessive spending binges as the White House and Congress failed to reach a continuing resolution agreement.

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