Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a spending measure that increases funding for America’s military readiness, support for service members and reforms at the troubled Veterans Administration. The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs 2016 appropriations bill, which increases support nearly $5 billion over last year’s budget, passed on a 253 to 163 vote:
“America is at war against terrorism, and we’ve got to make sure we are fully training, equipping and housing our military men and women, as well as supporting their families. This bill achieves that and continues to right the ship at the VA,” said Brady, who notes that Texas is home to over one million veterans.
He added, “I’m satisfied with the funding level to support new and expanded local VA clinics, such as the expansion at the Conroe clinic that I and local veterans have worked successfully to achieve. We are looking forward to a fall opening of the larger clinic and future expansion as the needs of our local veterans north of Houston continues to grow.”