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May 9, 2019 Statement
"The bill before us honors our commitment to servicemembers, veterans, and thousands of military families who sacrifice every day for our nation. We are making significant investments to ensure they have the facilities needed to confront emerging threats, guarantee access to reliable family housing, and deliver health care, benefits, and assistance veterans have earned."
May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill on a vote of 31 to 21. The legislation funds the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other related agencies, including the American Battle Monuments Commission and Armed Forces Retirement Home.

May 9, 2019 Statement
"The bill makes needed investments in the programs that improve our military readiness and provides the benefits and medical care that our Veterans have earned because of their service to our Nation. The FY 2020 Committee recommendation provides $108.1 billion which includes $921 million for Overseas Contingency Operations and $2 billion in emergency funding to address Hurricane damage in North Carolina and Florida. This is a $10 billion increase above the FY 2019 enacted funding level and $6.1 billion below the FY 2020 budget request."
May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2020 Legislative Branch and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bills.

The Legislative Branch bill appropriates a total of $3.943 billion in base discretionary funding (excluding Senate items), $135 million more than in FY 2019.

May 1, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation provides $108.1 billion in discretionary funding – $10 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
May 1, 2019 Statement
“The timeliness of this bill honors our commitment to servicemembers, veterans, and thousands of military families who sacrifice every day for our nation. We are investing billions more to ensure they have the facilities needed to confront emerging threats, guaranteeing access to reliable family housing, and delivering healthcare, benefits, and assistance veterans have earned. In addition to these investments is a provision ensuring we protect these vital military construction resources from misappropriation for the President’s wasteful border wall.”
May 1, 2019 Statement

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chair of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's markup of its fiscal year 2020 bill:

This meeting of the subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies will come to order. Today, we are considering the fiscal year 2020 funding for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill.

April 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The legislation funds the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other related agencies, including the American Battle Monuments Commission and Armed Forces Retirement Home. 

March 8, 2019 Press Release
“While the President has issued a national emergency proclamation, our committees are still responsible for performing their constitutional oversight responsibilities,” the lawmakers wrote. “As such, given the speed with which we believe the Department of Defense may be acting in response to the emergency proclamation, we request that you produce the request documents and information no later than March 21, 2019.”
March 7, 2019 Statement
"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."