Lafayette VA Clinic update - KLFY News 10

Lafayette VA Clinic update


Construction on 27 VA clinics nationwide could be one step closer to becoming reality after legislation to fund them passed the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Among the clinics are two located in Lake Charles and Lafayette.

Last year a new rule set by the Congressional Budget Office halted progress on the clinics. That rule has since been waived and now legislation to fund the facilities is expected to head to the full House and Senate for approval.

According to Congressman Charles Boustany who authored the legislation, this is a breakthrough for VA clinics. Boustany says there is still a lot more work to do but this is a positive step forward.

If all goes as planned, construction on several clinics could begin as early as next spring.

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