This week, Congressman Daniel Webster and fellow Republicans within the U.S. Home voted to go H.R. 4366, the Navy Development, Veterans Affairs, and Associated Businesses Appropriations Act, 2024, which absolutely funds veterans’ advantages and packages, and invests in housing for army households, whereas reducing different pointless or wasteful spending.
“H.R. 4366 invests extra money into army bases and army development than the Biden Administration requested, and absolutely funds veterans’ well being care packages and advantages, all whereas reducing wasteful spending. I’m thrilled my colleagues are becoming a member of me in one thing I’ve been doing and advocating for a decade – rejecting the Washington presumption that nothing within the federal price range may be lower in an effort to fund our priorities with out rising our deficit,” mentioned Webster, who represents The Villages.
In a press launch, Webster described highlights of the invoice:
·Absolutely funds veterans’ well being care packages.
·Absolutely funds veterans’ advantages and VA packages, together with the digital well being file modernization initiative.
·Supplies almost $800 million greater than President Biden requested for army development, prioritized for the Pacific theater, barracks, and household housing.
· Prohibits the closure or realignment of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
· Prohibits the usage of funds to advertise or implement vital race concept and enforcement of the Biden Administration’s range, fairness, and inclusion plan.
· Eliminates funding for the VA’s Workplace of Public Affairs.