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VA Commits Funding for Veterans Home, Outpatient Clinic in Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA, WA - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will commit full funding to build for a Veterans Home, Outpatient Clinic in Walla Walla.

During a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson told US Senator from Washington state Patty Murray, that the VA will give the $23 million needed to move the project forward.

"There are few communities in our entire country that offer more passion and support for our veterans than Walla Walla, and today's announcement is nothing short of historic for the men and women who have served and now call Eastern Washington home," said Senator Murray. "For more than a decade, I've worked with veterans and community leaders to build the VA Outpatient Clinic we opened earlier this year and finally construct a Veterans Home in Walla Walla, and today, we're one, critical step closer to reaching our final goal."

For more than a decade, Senator Murray has spearheaded the event, working with veterans, community leaders, and local officials to support the large veterans community in Eastern Washington. She has consistently pushed VA officials, including numerous VA Secretaries, to commit funding for the Walla Walla Veterans Home project. Earlier this year, she cut the ribbon at the new, 67,000 sq. ft., VA Outpatient Clinic in Walla Walla.