Rep. McNerney Applauds House Vote Appropriating Funds for French Camp VA Clinic
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to authorize appropriations for Veterans Affairs construction projects, including the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in French Camp, CA:
“The VA medical facility at French Camp will improve health care access for veterans in the San Joaquin Valley, and more than 60,000 veterans throughout the greater Central Valley region. Veterans in our region have waited too long for this clinic, and each step moves us closer to construction on a project that will ensure these veterans receive the benefits they earned while serving our nation. Building a new clinic will also bring hundreds of jobs to the area. I have fought hard to make this clinic a reality for the veterans in our community and I applaud this latest development toward its completion.”
Rep. McNerney has been a strong champion for bringing a new VA CBOC to French Camp, CA. Funding for the French Camp clinic was included in the FY16 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in December 2015.
Congress has shown support for this project by appropriating money for the French Camp CBOC in FY17. Congress will formally work to authorize funding so that once the design development is complete the VA can begin construction.
Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.