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Foxx Supports Department of Defense Appropriations Act

WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019.  This legislation is consistent with funding levels set in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2019 and provides a $17.1 billion baseline increase in funding from Fiscal Year 2018.  Rep. Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement in support of its passage.

“After years of negligence under the Obama Administration, our military suffers a readiness crisis leaving it underpaid, overworked and ill-prepared to face security threats from our foreign adversaries.  Our nation’s brave warfighters deserve assurance that their sacrifices for our country will be met with adequate resources and compensation.  This legislation provides our troops with the largest pay increase in nearly a decade, fulfills the department’s request for increased personnel, and funds substantial equipment procurement and defense research and development.  Congress must continue to rebuild our armed forces and restore military readiness, and I believe this measure will effectively do so.”


U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


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