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Jul 16 2014

Acting VA Secretary Gibson tells Senator Murray VA will commit full funding amount of $23 million to move project forward

Murray has spearheaded mutli-year effort to build Veterans Home, Outpatient Clinic in Walla Walla

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Sloan D. Gibson, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), informed U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), that the VA has committed $23 million, the full federal funding amount, for construction of the planned, but long-awaited Veterans Home in Walla Walla, Washington.

“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 worked 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.