House appropriators unveiled a spending bill this week for military construction and veterans programs that would fall short of what the president wants, but would boost spending over the current level.
A look at major parts of the House’s draft bill:
Bill: $76.6 billion.
President’s request: $77. 8 billion.
Fiscal 2015 level: $72 billion.
Bill: $7.7 billion.
President’s request: $8.5 billion.
Fiscal 2015 level: $6.8 billion.
Other major elements:
VA Medical: $48.6 billion.
Construction: $986 million.
Electronic health records: $233 million.
Source: House Appropriations Committee; numbers are rounded/approximate.