The House Military Construction-VA Appropriations Subcommittee meets this morning to mark up its fiscal year 2024 bill. It will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. ET, and the video will be available afterward. The subcommittee released the bill text, a summary and a press release Tuesday.

The bill includes almost $338 billion, which is $18 billion over the current fiscal year, a 5% increase. It is $1 billion over the administration’s request.

“This bill sends a clear message: Our commitment to taking care of our nation’s veterans will never waver,” Appropriations Committee Chair Kay Granger (R-Texas), Milcon-VA Subcommittee Chair John Carter (R-Texas) and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Mike Bost (R-Ill.) said in a joint statement.

Democrats said it doesn’t do enough.

“This subcommittee bill clearly fails to honor the commitments we made to our veterans,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the subcommittee’s top Democrat.

The markup is happening as House leaders negotiate with the White House on a debt limit deal that may set spending caps for fiscal year 2024 spending.

ADC photo of Carter by Will Noonan