FY 2019 House Mil Con -VA Appropriations Action:
Subcomm: 4/26/18: approved | Draft Bill | Summary
Full Comm: 5/8/18: approved | HR 5786 | Rpt-673 | R-Sum | D-Sum
Floor: 6/8/18: House passed Mil Con-VA by a vote of 235-179 as part of a 3-bill Minibus, HR 5895| R-Stmt | D-Sum
FY 2019 Senate Mil Con -VA Appropriations Action:
Subcomm: 6/5/18: approved |R-Sum|D-Sum
Full Comm: 6/7/18: approved 31-0 | S.3024 | Rpt-269 | R-Sum | D-Sum
Floor: 6/25/18: Senate passed Mil Con-VA by a vote of 86-5 as part of a 3-bill Minibus, HR 5895 [Senate-Passed]
FY 2019 Conference Action on Mil Con -VA Appropriations :
Conf. Report: Conference Report was filed 9/10/18 on the EW–Leg-MilCon minibus (HR 5895) | HR 5895 Text (corrected enrollment) | Jt Stmt | Hse R-Sum: EW | Leg | MilConVA | Hse-D-Sum | Hse-D-Stmt | Sen R-Sum | Sen D-sum: EW | Leg | Mil-ConVA
House: Thurs, 9/13: House adopted 377-20 the EW-Leg-MilCon minibus conference report (HR 5895) | HR 5895 Text (corrected enrollment) | Rule | Jt Stmt | R-Sum | EW | Leg | MilConVA | D-Stmt | D-Sum
Senate: Wed. 9/12: Senate adopted 92-5 the EW-Leg-MilCon conference report (HR 5895) | HR 5895 Text (corrected enrollment) | Jt Stmt | R-Stmt | D-Stmt | R-Sum | D-Sum: EW | Leg | Mil-ConVA
President: Friday, 9/21: President signed the EW-LEG-MilConVA Appropriations Bill (HR 5895, PL 115-244). | R-Stmt | D-Stmt | Conf.Rpt | Jt Stmt
CRS and CBO funding summaries:
- CBO: Potential Spending on Veterans’ Health Care, 2018–2028
- FY 2018 Military Construction Authorizations and Appropriations
- Department of Veterans Affairs FY 2018 Appropriations
The Mil Con-VA bill funds the following:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Defense
–Military Construction: Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Defense-wide, and Guard and Reserve Forces
–Military Family Housing Construction
–Chemical Demilitarization Construction
–Civil, Cemeterial Expenses, Army
–American Battle Monuments Commission
–Armed Forces Retirement Home
–U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim
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