CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6374, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 6374 was introduced by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) on September 11, 2012, and was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
H.R. 6374 would designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 180 Martin Drive in Carrollton, Georgia as the “Trinka Davis Veterans Village.”
The $17 million, 73,900 square foot “Trinka Davis Veterans Village” was built from funds donated by the Trinka Davis Foundation, established by Katharine “Trinka” Davis, a business leader in Georgia. Davis visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii at age 14 and was touched by the sacrifices of American service members. She formed the Trinka Davis Foundation in 2004 to honor and serve veterans in West Georgia.
According to the bill’s sponsor, the facility will serve about 3,000 local veterans and allow them to receive necessary care close to their homes. Prior to the construction of the center, veterans were often forced to drive two hours or more for treatment.
A CBO score of H.R. 6374 was not available as of press time.