|WASHINGTON—Today, the House moved forward on a funding package for Veterans Affairs and infrastructure priorities, voting to initiate a conference committee with the Senate to produce a final measure.
This legislation, H.R. 5895, provides funding for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and the Legislative Branch. The House passed its version of the measure earlier this month, and the Senate followed suit earlier this week.
“This funding package will help deliver better care and better services for our veterans and military families,” Speaker Ryan said. “It will help grow our economy with critical investments in our water and power infrastructure. We address these priorities at responsible funding levels, fulfilling one of our most important obligations to the taxpayer. We look forward to getting this done for the American people.”
On Wednesday, Speaker Ryan met with Appropriations Committee lawmakers he has named to the conference committee. The full list includes:
- Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
- Rep. Michael Simpson (R-ID)
- Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
- Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
- Rep. Charles Fleischmann (R-TN)
- Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
- Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA)