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FY 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act Passes the U.S. House of Representatives

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Washington, July 10, 2009 | comments
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted for the passage of H.R. 3082, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. H.R. 3082 contains a total of $77.9 billion in discretionary spending.

Roe noted that this bill contains important funding for our military, our veterans and their families.

“Supporting the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act is another way I am working to ensure our military, our veterans and their families have the funding and support they need, while working to strengthen the national security of our country,” said Roe. “This bill also includes important funding for our VA facilities throughout Tennessee to provide our veterans efficient operations at the VA health care system.”

This bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 415-3

Highlights of H.R. 3082
• Provides a total of $1.9 billion for military and family housing projects used for construction and maintenance of housing units
• Provides $7.5 billion for the re-stationing U.S. military personnel to the United States and base closures
• Provides $134 million for the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund
• Includes a total funding level of $55.9 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
• Provides $85 million in grants for States to construct and renovate VA extended care facilities
• Provides $3.3 billion for information technology needs at medical facilities
• Provides $2 billion for general VA operating expenses
• Provides $4.8 billion for VA medical facilities
• Provides $4.9 billion to ensure the efficient operation of the VA health care system

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