WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 4486, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015:
“This week the House began the annual appropriations process, which allows us to fund our nation’s priorities while also cutting wasteful spending and achieving meaningful savings for American taxpayers. The Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill reduces overall spending by $1.8 billion compared to the fiscal year 2014 bill and increases funding for veterans’ programs. I’m pleased to support this legislation to ensure that our troops and veterans who have selflessly fought to protect our nation have the services they need and the benefits they deserve.
“Under the open process for consideration of this bill, all Members were given the opportunity to offer amendments and voice their opinions. I enjoyed the opportunity to hear the robust debate this week and to see the House work its will on behalf of the American people.”