House Appropriators Mark Up Vets Bill

Seeks Analysis of Homelessness
Among Female Veterans

House Appropriators Mark Up Veterans BillOn April 9, 2014, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the 302(b) level for the FY 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill for agencies, programs, and activities under its jurisdiction, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The draft bill included a total of $71.5 billion in discretionary funding and would provide $1.265 billion in FY 2016 (VA operates under advanced appropriations) for targeted homeless assistance programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including the Grant and Per Diem, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), and joint Department of Housing and Urban Development-Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher case management programs.

In the draft text of the bill, the Appropriations Committee requests an analysis of the challenges facing homeless female veterans and an explanation of how the VA will work to meet these challenges and provide equal treatment and assistance for female veterans.