Rep. Gene Green Announces $35 Million in Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Appropriations for Houston VA Cemetery
June 16, 2009
Washington, DC - Rep. Gene Green today announced that the House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agency has preliminarily approved $35 million for the Houston National Cemetery will receive to expand the gravesites and improve the cemetery.
“Providing funds for our veteran’s cemeteries are one of the ways we continue to honor their service after death,” said Green. “Our Houston Veteran’s Cemetery has room to expand, and I am honored that the subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies has prioritized the expansion of Houston National Cemetery.”
The Houston National Cemetery is located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive and was the only national cemetery to be constructed by the Veteran’s Administration in the 1960’s. The cemetery currently spans 419.2 acres but the Houston National Cemetery has been looking to expand their space.
“I am joined by the rest of the Houston Delegation, including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Congressman Al Green in thanking the President for requesting these funds for gravesite expansion and cemetery improvements, and also thank Congressman Chet Edwards, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for his continued support of Texas’ veterans.”
“While this is the first of several steps needed before final approval of funding for this project occurs, I am glad they were included and thank the subcommittee for realizing the importance of this project by placing it in their recommendations,” said Green.
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