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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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05.19.16

Senate Approves FY17 Funding for the VA, Transportation & Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today praised Senate progress on FY2017 appropriations bills with the Senate today completing work on two bills to fund veterans’ benefits, transportation infrastructure and the American response to the Zika virus.

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11.10.15

Cochran Statement on Passage of MilCon-VA Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today released the following statement marking Senate passage of the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill (HR.2029):

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10.30.15

Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing Schedule for the Week of November 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of November 2, 2015.

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07.27.15

Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing Schedule for the Week of July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of July 27, 2015.

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05.19.15

FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill that provides resources for veterans' benefits and programs and makes funding available to equip and house military personnel. The subcommittee-approved fiscal year (FY) 2016 measure totals $77.6 billion in discretionary funding, $5.5 billion above the FY2015 level and $1.2 billion b… Continue Reading


03.09.15

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on FY16 and FY17 Veterans Health Administration Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Chairman Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will hold a hearing of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to review the Fiscal Year 2016 an Fiscal Year 2017 funding request and budget justification for the Veterans Health Administration. MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE (Mark Kirk, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 funding request and budget justification for the Veterans Health Administration 2:30 p.m., Room 124, … Continue Reading

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