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PRICE AMENDMENT SUPPORTING VA RESEARCH PASSES APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

April 22, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC– Today, Congressman David E. Price offered an amendment to provide an additional $15 million for Department of Veterans Affairs research into traumatic brain injury, PTSD, prosthetics, and other critical areas in the FY 2016 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. Congressman Price’s amendment passed the House Appropriations Committee by unanimous vote.

“I am pleased that the Appropriations Committee passed my amendment, which will provide critical support to VA research programs in mental and physical health and prosthetics,” said Congressman Price. “This additional funding will help ensure that current veterans have access to the highest quality of care and could allow for medical innovation that will benefit future generations of veterans and civilians.” 

Congressman Price’s amendment will now be included in the FY 2016 Military Construction-Veterans Affairs funding bill, which will come before the full House of Representatives in the coming weeks.