Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: FY2011 Appropriations
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The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill provides funding for the planning, design, construction, alteration, and improvement of facilities used by active and reserve military components worldwide. It capitalizes military family housing and the U.S. share of the NATO Security Investment Program, and finances the implementation of installation closures and realignments. It underwrites veterans benefit and health care programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, provides for the creation and maintenance of U.S. cemeteries and battlefield monuments within the United States and abroad, and supports the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Armed Forces Retirement Homes, and Arlington National Cemetery. The bill also funds construction supporting military operations overseas known as Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO, a function previously carried out through emergency supplemental appropriations, and advance appropriations for veterans medical services. President Barack Obama submitted his request to Congress for Fiscal Year FY 2011 appropriations on February 1, 2010. For the appropriations accounts included in this bill, his request totaled 191.7 billion in new budget authority, divided into four major categories Title I military construction and family housing at 18.7 billion Title II veterans affairs at 171.4 billion Title III related agencies at 283.8 million and Title IV a new category of funding for construction in support of active military operations overseas at 1.3 billion. All told, the request comprised 20.0 billion in Department of Defense DOD, 171.4 billion in veterans affairs, and 283.8 million in other agency funding. Of the total, 76.0 billion 39.6 would be discretionary appropriations, with the remainder considered mandatory.
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