09.25.15

Gardner Praises Senate Passage of VA Hospital Funding Authorization

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that the United States Senate has, by unanimous consent, authorized the $625 million in spending estimated to be required for the completion of the Denver VA Hospital currently under construction:

“This hospital has been one of my top priorities in the Senate. Passage of this authorization is a major step towards the completion of the hospital, and should be the last authorization required for construction to be finished and the hospital’s doors opened,” Gardner said. “Veterans in Colorado and across the west have waited far too long for the facility they were promised. Much work remains to be done. We must ensure that the hospital is finally completed and hold those responsible for the delays accountable.

“I’d like to thank my Senate colleagues for their support of this measure, and I am glad that funding pursuant to this authorization is included in the Continuing Resolution being considered by the Senate. I call on the leadership of the House of Representatives to swiftly follow the Senate’s lead in passing an authorization for this funding.  I will work closely with my House colleagues, as I have been throughout this process, on ensuring that happens.”                            

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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