BILL SPONSORED BY REP. TED W. LIEU AUTHORIZING VITAL VETERAN CONSTRUCTION PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS PART OF LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

June 22, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BILL SPONSORED BY REP. TED W. LIEU AUTHORIZING VITAL VETERAN CONSTRUCTION PASSES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AS PART OF LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE
THE HOUSE VOTE AUTHORIZES WEST LOS ANGELES VA MEDICAL CENTER SEISMIC RETROFITS

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles), sponsor of H.R. 4334, the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act, issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 4590, the Fiscal Year 2016 Department Of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety, Construction, And Leases Authorization Act, by the House of Representatives:

“I am pleased that the House of Representatives has passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety, Construction, and Leases Authorization Act, which incorporated my bill intended to serve Veterans in my district and throughout the country. One of my top priorities in Congress is to provide my fellow Veterans with the care and support they have earned and deserve. Today’s bill authorizes dozens of major VA construction and medical facility projects, including more than $30 million to the West LA VA to rehabilitate three buildings that will be used to house homeless Veterans. With this project, we are taking yet another step to return the West LA VA to its intended purpose of serving our nation’s Veterans. Thank you to Senators Feinstein and Boxer for their continued leadership on this issue.”


ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND:
Last year, joint legislation by Congressman Lieu and Senator Dianne Feinstein secured $35 million for seismic retrofits and renovations for Building 205 at the West LA VA campus. In January 2016, Congressman Lieu and Senator Feinstein introduced new legislation in the House and Senate, respectively, to authorize funds for additional VA projects in California, including $35 million for Building 208 at the West LA VA campus.

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