Military Construction, VA

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February 13, 2019 Press Release
"A recent USA Today and Boston Globe investigation found disturbing cases of substandard care at VA nursing homes, and unsettling efforts to keep those assessments quiet. I will work closely with our veteran support groups to address these issues."
February 7, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Live stream for this hearing can be found here:

October 15, 2014 Page

Previous Military Construction Bills

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

April 30, 2014 Press Release

Mr. Chairman. As you all know, this bill has a strong reputation for finding bipartisan common ground as members work together to fund the construction of military facilities and strive to improve the quality of life and care afforded to our veterans and military families. Once again, Chairman Culberson has continued this tradition. The bill before us provides funding levels that I think most members on both sides of the aisle agree are appropriate, while avoiding contentious legislative riders that complicate passage.                                             

April 30, 2014 Press Release

Thank you Mr. Speaker. I would like to also thank the subcommittee chairman and ranking member for their work on this bill.

This is the first of the twelve spending bills that the House will consider for FY 2015. I am pleased that we are beginning the process with a bill, as reported out of committee, that includes reasonable spending levels and is devoid of controversial riders. I hope this is a sign of what is to follow.

April 9, 2014 Press Release

Highlights of 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act


2014 Enacted:    $73.299 billion

President's Request:      $71.897 billion

Committee Mark:            $71.499 billion                                                                                                                   


MILITARY CONSTRUCTION: $6.557 billion, a decrease of $3.3 billion million below 2014 and equal to the budget request, is provided for Military Construction programs. 


March 27, 2014 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, we have done a lot to ease the burden of military service, for example, the Congress passed the 9/11 GI bill, the Hiring Heroes Act, and the Caregivers Act, all with strong bipartisan majorities.

However, we are still struggling in the claims process area but we are making progress. The last update I saw there were a total of 672,000 claims and of that 389,000 are considered backlogged. So Mr. Secretary we still have a ton of work to do on this.

March 4, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:

“The FY2015 budget and appropriations process offers Congress its best opportunity in years to reject the politics of brinkmanship and crisis management, and instead fulfill our responsibility to invest in our future, create and protect jobs, and support services on which American families rely.

February 26, 2014 Press Release

I always look forward to this hearing.  These individuals always give us the best picture for what those on the front lines are dealing with.

We talk a lot about facilities, equipment, force structure and strategy, but it is the men and women like the ones sitting before us that really make our military what it is today.

January 15, 2014 Press Release

2013 enacted level:               $71.9 billion

2014 Committee mark:         $73.3 billion

2014 Omnibus:                       $73.3 billion

·         $9.8 billion for Military Construction projects, which is $817 million below the 2013 enacted level, including:

o   $1.5 billion for Family Housing construction, which is $133 million less than the 2013 enacted level.