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Missouri Congressman backs FY15 funding measure supporting military service members and veterans

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BILLY LONG (MO.)

Long Backs FY15 Funding Measure Supporting Military Service Members and Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill:

“The freedoms and liberties so many of us take for granted today would not have been made possible without the bravery and courage of our military service members, and for that I am deeply grateful. The sacrifices made both at home and abroad do not go unnoticed,” Long said. “It is vital that our nation gives our Armed Forces the tools they need and supports our veterans when they come home and that is exactly what this appropriation bill does.”

The Fiscal Year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill contains $158.2 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The bill includes $45 billion for VA medical services and $173 million for a paperless claims processing system in an effort to end the disability claims processing backlog. The bill also provides military construction funds to ensure quality housing for our nation’s military men and women and their families.

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