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  • Washington Highlights

    House Passes FY25 MilCon-VA Spending Bill

    Andrew Herrin, Senior Legislative Analyst
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    The House of Representatives on June 5 passed, by a party line vote of 209-197, the fiscal year (FY) 2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA), and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025 (H.R. 8580). According to the accompanying report (PDF), the bill would provide the VA Medical and Prosthetic Research program $923.5 million in funding, $19.4 million below the FY 2024 enacted level and $55.5 million above the president’s budget request. The bill would provide $113 billion for VA medical care programs, $8 billion below the FY 2024 enacted level and equal to the president’s budget request.  

    Similar to the FY 2024 House-passed bill, the measure includes partisan policy provisions that would bar funds to provide abortion services, bar funds to implement executive orders relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion activities, and bar funds from being used to implement executive orders related to climate change, as well as from implementing energy-related provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-19).