Statement : Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

June 23, 2022 Statement
"These are programs vitally important to servicemembers, their families, and to our veterans. Robust investments will keep our nation safe, rebuild our infrastructure, and honor our men and women in uniform."
June 23, 2022 Statement
“I am proud that the bill before us makes needed investments in the programs that improve our military readiness and quality of life and provides the benefits and medical care our veterans have earned during their service to our nation."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"The men and women who have sacrificed so much for our nation deserve the investments in quality care that this bill makes. So I am very proud that, taken together, the investments in this bill uphold our commitments to them."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"With this bill, we are investing in programs that are so critical to our current and former servicemembers and their families."
May 19, 2022 Statement
"Every year, we work incredibly hard to include as many Member priorities as possible in our bill, and hearing from Members today will help us focus on what is important to Members this year."
May 12, 2022 Statement
"MilCon is so much more than building new firing ranges and forts. It’s providing resilient, state-of-the-art facilities that can weather increasingly destructive storms. It’s reducing our carbon footprint and combatting climate change. It’s building child development centers and hospitals. It’s cleaning up the environmental messes our bases have left behind. It’s providing quality housing for our servicemembers and their families – ensuring military readiness." 
May 11, 2022 Statement
"As veterans live longer and recover from injuries that may have been fatal in decades past, these programs are critical to ensure that VA has the tools and treatments it needs to give veterans not only the best medical care, but the best possible quality of life."
April 28, 2022 Statement
"Military Construction is so much more than just building bases. It’s providing modern, efficient facilities that can weather increasingly destructive natural disasters. It’s reducing our carbon footprint through energy resilience. It’s building child development centers. It’s remediating contaminants left behind by our Services, such as PFAS. It’s providing quality housing for our servicemembers and their families."
April 27, 2022 Statement
"Women are the fastest growing demographic of veterans seeking care at the VA. We absolutely must make sure that there are care teams in place to meet their needs, that facilities are safe and welcoming spaces, and that veterans feel truly welcome in a healthcare system that values them."
April 27, 2022 Statement
"Women are the fastest growing demographic of veterans seeking care at the VA. We absolutely must make sure that there are care teams in place to meet their needs, that facilities are safe and welcoming spaces, and that veterans feel truly welcome in a healthcare system that values them."

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