Chairman Takano Announces Committee Markup on the Build Back Better Agenda
Jenni Geurink (202-819-4684)
Washington, DC. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) announced a Full Committee Markup on legislative proposals to comply with the reconciliation directive included in section 2002 of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022, S. Con. Res. 14. This proposal includes $18 billion to invest in VA’s aging infrastructure and the support structures that serve our nation’s veterans as part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. The Committee’s fully virtual markup will take place on Monday, September 13th, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST.
“Most VA hospitals are over 50 years old, and chronic underfunding of VA’s capital asset portfolio has left the Department trying to deliver 21st century healthcare in buildings designed to serve veterans who fought in World Wars I and II—that’s unacceptable,” said Chairman Takano “The infrastructure of these buildings is failing our veterans, and the majority of Americans agree that it is time for an update—that’s why my Committee is holding a markup on the Build Back Better agenda next week. We need to start building VA’s capacity both in terms of brick and mortar infrastructure and the support structures that serve our nation’s veterans. President Biden’s Build Back Better plan gives us the framework to do that by making serious investments in VA.”
Full markup details below:
Monday, September 13, 2021
FULL COMMITTEE MARKUP— FULLY VIRTUAL
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