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Trump OKs FY 2019 Appropriations Minibus for VA, Military Construction, Energy & Water

President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and energy and water infrastructure.

A White House fact sheet published Friday says the minibus legislation would appropriate $86.5B in funds for VA, including $1.75B for MISSION Act programs, $1.1B for electronic health record system modernization and $8.6B for mental health services.

The measure would also allocate $15.14B for the country’s nuclear security strategy and $10.3B for 174 domestic and overseas military construction projects.

The Army Corps of Engineers would get $7B in fiscal 2019 budget to maintain the country’s water infrastructure.

The Energy Department would receive $13.4B in funds for energy initiatives, such as research-and-development work on nuclear and fossil energy technologies.

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