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Language I authored to increase Veterans Benefit Administration outreach to veterans living in the NMI and other underserved areas of our nation remains in the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction and VA Appropriations Act.
The House passed H.R. 4909, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (277-147), retaining the Northern Mariana Islands-related provisions approved earlier by the House Armed Services Committee.
We were able to add a requirement to the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act that could lead to more federal aid for feeding school children in the Northern Mariana Islands.