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Foxx Praises Passage of 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would fund a number of important resources for America’s military personnel and their families. 

“Providing for the common defense of the United States of America is the federal government’s primary duty,” said Foxx. “This bill maintains the nation’s defense readiness and gives our men and women in uniform the resources they need to carry out their missions.”

H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, will provide $517.1 billion for the nation’s military and defense initiatives as well as $58.6 billion for overseas contingency operations. It provides a 2.1 percent pay raise for service members, which is above President Obama’s request of 1.6 percent. 

The legislation passed the House by a vote of 282-138. 


U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.

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