VA hospitals in Wash. getting $23M in stimulus


Associated Press


SEATTLE – Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Washington state are receiving about $23 million in federal stimulus money.


Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, who pushed for the money on the Veterans Affairs and Appropriations committees, says the money will be used on renovation and repairs — simultaneously taking care of veterans and creating jobs.

Nationally, VA facilities are getting $1.2 billion.

Those receiving money in Washington:

– Seattle, $10.2 million

– Spokane, $6.3 million

– Walla Walla, $3.2 million

– American Lake, $2.7 million

– Vancouver: $625,000

– Tahoma National Cemetery, $135,000


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