House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Modernize the VA Medical Center in Atlanta
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) announced today that the House of Representatives passed S. 1396, a bill to modernize the inpatient wards at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The legislation authorizes $20.5 million to complete the upgrades.
"This renovation project will go a long way to address the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements, the needs of women veterans and the improvements in efficient functional design," said Chairman Filner. "These infrastructure improvements to utility systems will include the plumbing, electrical, fire and safety concerns on the inpatient floors."
In 2005, this modernization project received $20.5 million and this legislation provides the authorization needed to move these renovations forward.
S. 1396 will be sent to the President for signature.