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Rehberg, House Pass Critical Funds for Montana Veterans and Military Construction

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Rehberg, House Pass Critical Funds for Montana Veterans and Military Construction

Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, recently joined House colleagues in supporting critical legislation that provides funds for Montana veterans as well as important military construction programs.

"It's essential we provide the best possible facilities and services to those both currently serving or who have served in the armed services," said Rehberg, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. "This includes quality healthcare, homes, and other services provided through our military system. Today's legislation would provide the necessary funds to improve these programs."

Overall, the bill provides $109.2 billion for Veteran's Affairs (VA) and Military Construction which is an increase from the current level. This includes an increase of $6.7 billion in the VA budget, the largest single increase in its 77 year history, which funds Fort Harrison and Montana's nine Community Based Outpatient Clinics. This measure also includes $21.4 billion for military construction, family housing, and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

"Montana veterans deserve the most affordable, quality healthcare possible," said Rehberg. "However, this legislation goes a step further in ensuring we're also looking out for the families who are currently living and working on our military bases. I'll continue working to provide for all who have sacrificed to defend our country."

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