Granger, Carter, Bost: As Promised, House Republicans Fully Fund VA
WASHINGTON - Today, House Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Chairman John Carter, and Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mike Bost released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee released the Fiscal Year 2024 bill that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“House Republicans have repeatedly vowed that there will be no cuts to the care and benefits our veterans deserve, and the Fiscal Year 2024 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill delivers on that promise.
“This bill sends a clear message: Our commitment to taking care of our nation’s veterans will never waver. It fully funds veterans’ health care programs, veterans’ benefits, and other critical VA programs, including the electronic health record modernization initiative.
“As we continue to have spirited debates about reining in government spending, it is important to remember that we must do so accurately and respectfully. The fact is: Republicans on the House Appropriations and House Veterans Affairs Committees are united in upholding our commitment to our veterans while fulfilling one of our most fundamental obligations: funding the federal government.
“As this bill moves through the process, we look forward to working together and ensuring that those who selflessly served our country are supported.”
A summary of the bill is available here.
Bill text is available here.