Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today supported passage of the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. This bill provides funding to maintain military base infrastructure and to house, train, and equip military personnel, as well as other services for military families. It also funds the medical care and benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
“This legislation provides an increase in funding for medical care and benefits administered by the VA to address health care shortages and improve services for veterans,” Simpson said. “Quality and timely care for veterans and providing the rightly earned benefits for the brave men and women that defend our nation are top concerns for me and my constituents. It’s our responsibility in Congress to fulfill our commitment to our veterans, our service members and their families.”
The FY17 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill (H.R.4974) passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote of 295-129.