“Congress has an obligation to those who serve our nation, and this legislation prioritizes the funding for our commitments both at home and abroad.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) voted today for H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. This appropriations bill prioritizes funding for the service men and women who serve America and keep our communities safe.
“Today the House ensured that our men and women in uniform will have the funding they need to keep America the safest and freest nation in the world. Congress has an obligation to those who serve our nation, and this legislation prioritizes the funding for our commitments both at home and abroad. As co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, I am pleased that our legislation includes a pay raise — 1 percent more than the President requested — for the military. When a service member joins the military, it’s not just a job; it is a family commitment to our country. I thank Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) for his commitment to our military and our security. I urge the Senate to take up our bill and send it straight to the President’s desk.”