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06.07.18

FY2019 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Approved by Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, providing support for critical housing, infrastructure, and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, as well as increased funding for veterans’ health care and benefits.

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06.05.18

FY2019 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a FY2019 appropriations bill to support critical housing, infrastructure, and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, and to provide increased funding for veterans’ health care and benefits.

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05.14.18

Shelby, Leahy Announce Markup Schedule for FY2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today announced the following markup schedule for the Senate Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2019.

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04.10.18

Shelby Selected as Senate Appropriations Chairman

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today received the approval of his Republican colleagues to serve as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the remainder of the 115th Congress. 

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03.21.18

FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today endorsed passage of omnibus appropriations legislation that provides the largest funding increase for the American military in 15 years and makes significant investments in national priorities like infrastructure, border security and the opioid epidemic.

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02.07.18

Legislation Introduced to Fund Government through March 23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today advocated for approval of Senate legislation filed Wednesday to avert a government shutdown, provide critical disaster relief, and, importantly, set the stage to complete the FY2018 appropriations process in coming weeks.

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11.15.17

Moran Leads Hearing to Review VA Efforts to Curb Opioid Overmedication

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) actions to address opioid overmedication among veterans.

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11.09.17

Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on VA Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee will conduct a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 15, with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials to review the agency’s actions to prevent opioid overmedication.

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10.26.17

Cochran Welcomes Administration Attention to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s address today regarding the opioid epidemic, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) welcomed the administration’s attention to the crisis.

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07.13.17

FY2018 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Approved with Bipartisan Committee Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, providing record-level funding to improve programs for veterans and investing in critical infrastructure for U.S. military personnel and their families.

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07.12.17

FY2018 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a FY2018 appropriations bill to support critical housing, infrastructure and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, and to provide increased funding for veterans’ health care and benefits.

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06.21.17

Moran Leads Hearing to Review FY2018 Budget for Veterans Affairs Dept.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today led a subcommittee review of the FY2018 budget request for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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05.11.17

MilCon-VA Subcommittee Explores Improving VA Community Care for Vets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing on improving community care for veterans, including the VA Choice program.

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05.04.17

Moran Chairs Hearing on Maximizing Telemedicine to Serve Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing on maximizing the benefits of telehealth to provide healthcare to veterans.

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05.02.17

MilCon-VA Subcommittee Hearing Studies U.S. European Command, European Reassurance Initiative Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing titled, “U.S. European Command: Theater Assessment and European Reassurance Initiative Progress.”

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04.27.17

Moran Chairs Hearing on the Challenge of Preventing Veteran Suicide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review the challenge of preventing veteran suicide.

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03.29.17

Moran Chairs Field Hearing on Arlington National Cemetery, Future Plans to Honor the Fallen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today chaired a field hearing in Virginia to review current and future operations of the Arlington National Cemetery.

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07.07.16

Schedule for the Week of July 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of July 11, 2016.

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06.22.16

Conference Agreement Reached on Military Construction & Veterans Affairs, Zika Supplemental Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A House-Senate conference committee has reached agreement on the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act (HR.2577).

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06.15.16

Cochran Addresses Conference Committee on the FY2017 MilCon-VA and Zika Response Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today delivered the following statement for a joint Senate-House conference committee on the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act (HR.2755).

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