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House OKs $81.6B FY 2017 Package for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Support

CongressThe House has voted 295-129 to approve an appropriations bill that would provide $81.6 billion in fiscal year 2017 funds to house, train, and equip military personnel.

A post on the House Appropriations website said Thursday the spending package includes a $63.3 billion advance from the fiscal 2016 appropriation bill that covers housing and services to military families and maintenance services for base infrastructure, plus veteran benefits programs support.

Of the $81.6 billion, $73.5 billion will be allotted to the Department of Veterans Affairs to address management-related issues and health care shortages.

The remaining $7.9 billion is for family housing and construction of hospitals and health facilities, as well as support for overseas investments.

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