Hoeven: VA Reimburses North Dakota Veterans Home Nearly $630,000 for Recently Completed Renovations

Senator Worked to Secure Reimbursement Funding

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reimbursed the North Dakota State Veterans Home in Lisbon $629,857 for recently completed renovations at the home. As a member of the Senate MilCon-VA Committee, the senator worked to secure funding for the renovations which the VA awarded through its State Veterans Home Construction Grant program.

“We secured funding for this VA construction program to ensure that state veterans homes like the North Dakota State Veterans Home can meet the needs of our veterans,” said Hoeven. “We need to ensure our veterans have access to the highest quality care and facilities, and this funding is one way in which we can continue to support our veterans.”

Hoeven has been working to improve services for veterans by providing more accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and building on his Veterans Care Coordination initiative, which has significantly reduced wait times at the Fargo VA. The senator is also working to pass into law his Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S. 1611) to enable veterans to receive long-term care and health care services in their home communities.

Through his role on the Senate MilCon-VA Appropriations Committee, Hoeven also continues to work to secure funding to expand and improve VA facilities. Last year, the senator marked the completion of $25 million in expansions at the Fargo VA.