Granger Urges Democrats to Move Forward on Appropriations Work; Especially MilCon-VA bill
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, released the following statement today about the delay in passage of the 12 Appropriations bills, especially the MilCon-VA bill.
“We are a month away from adjourning and Democrats have not passed any of the 12 Appropriations spending bills. Instead of getting the people’s work done, the Democratic leadership continue to focus on partisan politics instead of on important issues like getting funding to our veterans. By delaying passage of bills like the MilCon-VA Appropriations bill, Democrats are delaying $4.4 billion in new benefits to veterans along with $600 million in funding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury care, and $480 million in funding for prosthetics research for wounded warriors.
“Republicans are ready to work with the Democrats on getting the people’s work done. We have conferees ready to work on the MilCon-VA Approprations bills and are waiting for Democrats to appoint theirs. It’s time we start working together to get these bills passed so Americans aren’t the ones who are left suffering.”