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Bill will modernize VA hospital

POSTED: January 17, 2008 5:02 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to modernize the inpatient wards at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta. The legislation authorizes $20.5 million to complete the upgrades.
Isakson is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The legislation passed the Senate last week and now goes to President Bush for his signature.
“The most important responsibility we have as a Congress is to see to it that the treatment and services we give our veterans are the very best our country can offer,” Isakson said. “I am extremely pleased Congress has passed this legislation to ensure that our veterans who receive treatment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta are provided with high-quality healthcare services.”
The funds for modernizing the inpatient wards have already been approved by Congress. This legislation will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin work immediately at the facility.
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