Skip to comments.President Donald J. Trump Secures Funding to Care for Our Veterans, Rebuild Military
Posted on 09/21/2018 3:29:20 PM PDT by MarchonDC09122009
President Donald J. Trump Secures Funding to Care for Our Veterans, Rebuild Our Military, and Invest in Our Infrastructure VETERANS
Issued on: September 21, 2018
menuALL NEWS QUOTE My pledge to you, our noble warriors, is that my Administration will support you, and your loved ones, and your amazing families every single day, now and always.
President Donald J. Trump
CARING FOR OUR VETS: President Donald J. Trump is signing legislation that provides historic funding to care for our Nations veterans.
President Trump is signing appropriations legislation that will provide $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollar amount in history for the VA. The legislation provides $73.1 billion for medical care for 7 million patients, including: $8.6 billion for mental health services $400 million for opioid abuse prevention $206 million for suicide prevention outreach $270 million for rural veterans health initiatives The legislation provides an additional $1.75 billion above the amount already enacted for FY 2019 to improve ongoing healthcare services and to fund certain VA MISSION Act programs. The legislation includes $1.1 billion to modernize the VAs electronic health record system, a desperately needed improvement to provide seamless care to those transitioning from service. Oversight and accountability will be strengthened to ensure VA dollars are being used to the best benefit of our veterans. The legislation accelerates compensation claims processing for more than 450,000 veterans. BUILDING OUR DEFENSES: The legislation provides billions of dollars in critical funding to further President Trumps national security priorities and rebuild military infrastructure.
The legislation provides $15.14 billion to support a strong nuclear national security strategy, including: $11.1 billion for nuclear weapons activities to maintain a strong deterrence posture $1.70 billion to support the Navys nuclear powered fleet $1.93 billion to keep nuclear materials from getting in the hands of bad actors Funding is provided to harden our nations energy grid against cyber and other attacks, including $120 million for research and development to strengthen our electric grid. The legislation will rebuild infrastructure for service members and their families by providing $10.3 billion for 174 military construction projects across the country and overseas. Family housing is fully funded with $1.6 billion and $100 million will go to enhancing anti-terrorism, force protection, and safety efforts on military installations INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY: The legislation invests in American infrastructure and energy development.
The legislation invests in our Nations water resources, providing $7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain and improve our Nations water infrastructure, including: $3.2 billion for navigation projects and studies to maintain and improve our coastal ports and inland waterways $2 billion for flood and storm damage reduction projects and activities The legislation advances an all-of-the-above energy strategy by directing $13.4 billion to the Department of Energys energy programs, including: $740 million for research and development to advance fossil energy technologies $1.2 billion for nuclear energy research and development activities
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on H.R. 5895 | The White House
STATEMENTS & RELEASES
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on H.R. 5895
BUDGET & SPENDING
Issued on: September 21, 2018
Today, I have signed into law H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (the Act).
Two provisions of the bill (Division C, sections 113 and 129) purport to require that the Congress receive a notification or certification before the President may direct certain military actions. I reiterate the longstanding understanding of the executive branch that these types of provisions encompass only actions for which such advance notification or certification is feasible and consistent with the Presidents exclusive constitutional authorities as Commander in Chief.
Numerous provisions of the bill (including, for example, Division A, section 101(a)(3)(5), section 201(a)(3)(7), and section 301(e); and Division C, sections 132, 201, 202, 218, 225, 229, 230, 231, 248, and 252) purport to condition the authority of the Executive to spend or reallocate funds on the approval of congressional committees. These provisions are impermissible forms of congressional aggrandizement in the execution of the laws other than by enactment of statutes. My Administration will notify the relevant committees before taking the specified actions and will accord the recommendations of such committees all appropriate and serious consideration, but it will not treat spending decisions as dependent on the approval of congressional committees.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE, September 21, 2018.
He's really trying to MAGA in spite of all the terrible sh1t storm leftists dems and media throw at him (and us conservatives) 24 x 7 x 365.
Thank you President Trump!
Promises made, promises kept. I can’t say it any better than that. Thank God for this president.
I’m going to ask Obama voters why Obama never did this, and see what happens.
Sir, those Obola pictures say it all.
No matter how much $ you throw at the military they will still waste it in train loads. They have more than $ enough now.
Hint: the numbers of Generals and Admirals are at an historic high.
In WW2 with 8,000,000 plus troops the Army had about 1000 generals. Today with 500K troops we have 231. Do the math. 2100 troops per general vs over 8000 in WW2. Each general has a giant entourage and perks unheard of in WW2 or even Vietnam.
Add in the vast cost of the pentagon vs the headquarters building in WW2. The Army is in an unprecedented era of bloat and pork. They don’t deserve one extra nickel.
Thank you Mr. President
Bingo.....but he hasn't done them all yet..but the wonderful thing about him is..Hes a business man and NOT a politician...he wont quit till.he accomplishes what he started out to do....
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