WASHINGTON –Arkansas’s U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Second District Congressman French Hill applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) land transfer of 30 acres in North Little Rock to the State of Arkansas for the construction of a veterans home.
“What better way to honor our veterans for their service to our country than with a place to call home. This is a fitting tribute to the sacrifice and commitment of our veterans that will provide them with the care and resources they earned. I’m pleased VA was able to approve this land transfer so we can get to work on constructing a great facility for our veterans,” Boozman said.
“I am pleased this land transfer was approved and our veterans will now have a new, state-of-the-art home for our veterans,” Cotton said. “I will continue to fight for Arkansas’s veterans and ensure they receive the care and attention they deserve."
“I am proud to have worked with our local officials to support this essential land transfer. A new nursing home for our aging veterans in Central Arkansas is much needed and long overdue, and I remain committed to ensuring our veterans are provided with care that is unique to their specific needs,” Hill said.
This land transfer was required by March 29, 2015 in order to qualify for the $18 million grant approved by VA last year for the construction of the North Little Rock State Veterans Home. Earlier this month, the members wrote a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald urging him to approve the land transfer or grant an extension to allow the state to maintain the grant for the project until the transfer could be completed. You can read the letter here.
- VA Sec. Letter AR Vets Home - (440.2 KBs)