Military Construction, VA

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March 27, 2019 Press Release
"I am encouraged your top priority is customer service and veteran experience – our veterans deserve nothing less. However, money alone is not enough to address the Department’s challenges. It also requires emphasis from leaders such as yourself, and a plan to address areas of need. I am concerned there is a lack of emphasis among your top priorities to address shortcomings that persist in serving our veterans."
March 27, 2019 Press Release
"VA’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request nearly doubles the VA funding level just ten years ago when the total VA funding was $114 billion, and it is more than four times the amount in 2001, when the total VA funding was $48.2 billion. Needless to say, VA is growing exponentially, and it is our duty and responsibility to spend dollars judiciously and in the best interest of our veterans."
March 26, 2019 Press Release
"Military construction supports servicemembers and their families. The idea that construction of a border wall takes precedence for this Administration over our servicemembers’ safety and readiness is unconscionable."
March 13, 2019 Press Release
"The fiscal year 2020 budget request is $207 million, a $15 million increase over the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. However, given the wide range of new initiatives and significant challenges facing VA and our veterans, I am concerned if this funding is adequate for the effective oversight to successfully combat waste, fraud, and abuse within the Department and ensure that taxpayer’s dollars are being well spent."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"The Related Agencies title is the smallest section of the bill but has a great impact on our country’s history and our Veterans. Frankly, I am disappointed and concerned to see that once again each of your Agencies is flat funded in the President’s Budget."
March 8, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees today demanded Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan provide documents related to the use of Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall or barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
March 7, 2019 Press Release
"Effectively supporting the mental health of our veterans is one of my highest priorities on this subcommittee. Effective and robust mental health programs must be available to all veterans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or we will continue to fail our veterans and our country."
March 6, 2019 Press Release
"Long story short, this issue could have, and should have, been resolved years ago. When I think about the time and resources that have been wasted over the years on this endeavor, it is easy to see why Members have such strong feelings and such frustration concerning this issue."
February 28, 2019 Press Release
"The VA must maintain a focus on women veterans’ needs regardless of what challenges it faces now or in the future."
February 28, 2019 Press Release
"Funding for gender-specific healthcare for women has remained stagnant at around $500 million over the past few years, yet women are the fastest-growing veteran group – they make up about 9 percent of the current veteran population, and are estimated to make up 15 percent by 2035."