WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement today in support of the passage of H.R. 4486, the bipartisan Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, which will increase discretionary funding for veteran services.
“We are forever grateful for the countless sacrifices made by our veterans, and we owe them our utmost appreciation for defending and protecting our freedom. By devoting resources to improving mental health care, suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury treatment, homeless veterans programs, and rural health initiatives, we can ensure those who have served receive the care they were promised and that they deserve.”
The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 secures $158 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, a 7 percent increase of funding over the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.