The House bill’s construction components include $5.8 billion for upgrades to Louisiana flood-control structures and $4 billion for military construction, of which $1.3 billion is for the Base Realignment and Closure Program. There also is $396 million for Dept. of Veterans Affairs polytrauma centers.
The bill allocates $2.65 billion to help Midwest areas hit by recent floods. That includes $606 million for the Army Corps of Engineers.
he House has approved a revised, two-part supplemental spending bill that provides $165.4 billion for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and about $11 billion for defense and nondefense construction programs. The measures were passed on June 19 and have White House support. The next step is Senate action.