Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Rep. Sanford BishopSanford Bishop (GA), Ranking Member

Sam Farr (CA)

David Price (NC)

Barbara Lee (CA)




Department of Defense

Military Construction, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Defense-Wide, and Guard and Reserve Forces 

Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide 

Military Family Housing Construction and Operation and Maintenance, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, and Defense-Wide 

Family Housing Improvement Fund 

Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund 

Homeowners Assistance Fund 

Base Realignment 

Closure Accounts NATO Security Investment Program

Department of Veterans Affairs

Related Agencies

American Battle Monuments Commission 

Armed Forces Retirement Home 

Department of Defense, Civil, Cemeterial Expenses, Army 

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Recent Activity

December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 enacted level:                $73.2 billion

2015 base budget request:     $71.9 billion

2015 Omnibus base:               $71.8 billion

2015 OCO:                              $221 million


Highlights and key points:

October 15, 2014 Page

Previous Military Construction Bills

Fiscal Year 2014

September 16, 2014 Press Release
While it was my sincere hope that we could have completed action on all twelve Appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, I understand Chairman Rogers desire to quickly pass this CR and prevent another disastrous government shutdown.
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.

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.

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                                                                                                                   


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.

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:

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: