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House Approves Mil-Con-VA Spending Bill

On April 30, the House passed, 255-163, the FY2016 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (H.R. 2029). The House Appropriations Committee approved the measure on April 22 (see The Source, 4/24/15).

The bill would provide $111.9 billion in FY2016 in overall spending for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), military construction programs at the Department of Defense, and other agencies. The amount includes $94.5 billion and $76.6 billion in mandatory and discretionary spending, respectively.

VA would receive $163.2 billion overall in FY2016; military construction projects – including family housing – would receive $7.151 billion.

During consideration of the bill, the House approved an amendment by Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) to increase the funding for the women’s health center within the Veterans’ Health Administration by $500,000.

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