House Committee Passes Military and Veterans Affairs Construction Appropriations
The House Appropriations Committee passed a funding bill to boost military construction and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction accounts for fiscal year (FY) 2019. Military construction received $10.3 billion, an increase of roughly $241 million over the FY 2018 budget.
Meanwhile, the VA’s major and minor construction projects are slated to receive roughly $1.7 billion for FY 2019. In addition, the bill provides for $2 billion for existing infrastructure repair, and nearly $750 million for seismic correction work on several VA facilities across the nation.
The committee bill is now ready to move to the House floor for approval. The Senate Appropriations Committee has not yet progressed its version of the bill. AGC continues to press for investment in America’s military structures and veteran’s facilities to ensure the continued safety and health of our nation’s heroes.
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