Calls on Senate Democrats to work with Republicans to pass remaining funding bills
Posted on November 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) voted today in favor of the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, saying, “As the nation commemorates our veterans and their service tomorrow, I am pleased we were able to work together in a bipartisan way to pass this bill to provide funding for important veterans programs, including veterans medical services and military construction.”
The fiscal year 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides funding for military construction, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, programs to help veterans and military families, and the U.S. Special Operations Forces Company Headquarters and new classrooms at Ft. Campbell.
“Passage of this important appropriations bill is good start, but is only the first of 12 funding bills the Senate is responsible for debating, passing and sending to the president, and Senate Democrats should have allowed the Senate to debate all 12 of them this past summer. I hope this is the start of a trend where they start working with Republicans on setting spending priorities for the benefit of the country,” Alexander said.
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