McMorris Rodgers Votes to Fund the Department of Defense

Jun 28, 2018 | COMMUNICATIONS •

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense.

“House Republicans are focused on the American people’s priorities, including keeping our country safe and free. Listening to our servicemen and women at Fairchild Air Force Base in Eastern Washington and around the country, I am reminded of the persistent threats facing our nation and the need to be ready and equipped to address those threats. Today, the House used its power of the purse to ensure that our servicemen and women have the resources they need to get their job done. I’m thankful for Chair Frelinghuysen and Chair Granger’s work on the Appropriations Committee as the House continues to pass these important funding bills. I urge the Senate to act quickly on this vital funding bill.”

Note: In this week’s leadership stakeout, the Chair said, “You’ve heard me say it before — in order for America to be a diplomatic power, we have to be a military power. In order to be a military power, we have to be an economic power. It’s all related, and having a stronger economy is allowing us to take the steps to rebuild our military.

“The People’s House this week is advancing funding priorities that will provide for our national defense and give our troops the highest pay increase they’ve seen in nine years. It’s our priority to rebuild the military, restore readiness, and keep America safe.”