Brady Backs America's Troops
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. This bill funds critical defense priorities, including military readiness and a 2.1% pay raise for our troops. Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) issued the following statement after voting for the bill:
Congress has no greater Constitutional responsibility than to provide for the common defense. Today, our armed forces face a number of unprecedented threats to our national security. The funds appropriated in the bill will boost military readiness, purchase critically essential combat equipment, provide mission essential training and give our troops a much-deserved pay raise. I am proud to support this legislation and the men and women who serve and keep our country safe.
BACKGROUND: The FY 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill ensures a strong, robust military with funding for active, reserve, and guard forces. This bill includes key readiness programs to prepare troops for combat and peacetime missions, while keeping the military on the cutting edge of defense technology. It also outfits American military forces to conduct successful operations, enhances their medical care and benefits, and fully funds a 2.1% pay raise.
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