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Joint Committee Starts to Tackle Military Construction, Veterans Programs, Zika Response Funding Bill

CongressA joint committee of House and Senate appropriators met Tuesday to begin discussions on a bill that would fund the Defense Department‘s military infrastructure projects and the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ quality-of-life programs for former service members in fiscal year 2017.

The bill would also provide financial aid to domestic and international efforts aimed at stopping the spread of the Zika virus, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers’ (R-Kentucky) office said Tuesday.

Congressional appropriators aim to finalize the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response appropriations bill in their joint conference.

The joint committee’s finalized bill will be put to a vote before the full House and Senate.

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