Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Sanford Bishop (GA), Ranking Member
Sam Farr (CA)
David Price (NC)
Barbara Lee (CA)
Department of Defense
Military Construction, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Defense-Wide, and Guard and Reserve Forces
Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide
Military Family Housing Construction and Operation and Maintenance, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, and Defense-Wide
Family Housing Improvement Fund
Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund
Homeowners Assistance Fund
Closure Accounts NATO Security Investment Program
Department of Veterans Affairs
American Battle Monuments Commission
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Department of Defense, Civil, Cemeterial Expenses, Army
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
2014 enacted level: $73.2 billion
2015 base budget request: $71.9 billion
2015 Omnibus base: $71.8 billion
2015 OCO: $221 million
Highlights and key points:
Previous Military Construction Bills
Fiscal Year 2014
Mr. Chairman. As you all know, this bill has a strong reputation for finding bipartisan common ground as members work together to fund the construction of military facilities and strive to improve the quality of life and care afforded to our veterans and military families. Once again, Chairman Culberson has continued this tradition.
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I would like to also thank the subcommittee chairman and ranking member for their work on this bill.
Highlights of 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act
2014 Enacted: $73.299 billion
President's Request: $71.897 billion
Committee Mark: $71.499 billion
Mr. Chairman, we have done a lot to ease the burden of military service, for example, the Congress passed the 9/11 GI bill, the Hiring Heroes Act, and the Caregivers Act, all with strong bipartisan majorities.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:
I always look forward to this hearing. These individuals always give us the best picture for what those on the front lines are dealing with.
We talk a lot about facilities, equipment, force structure and strategy, but it is the men and women like the ones sitting before us that really make our military what it is today.
2013 enacted level: $71.9 billion
2014 Committee mark: $73.3 billion
2014 Omnibus: $73.3 billion
· $9.8 billion for Military Construction projects, which is $817 million below the 2013 enacted level, including: