Feb 6, 2018 Issues: Defense and National Security

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2018) Congressman Steve Pearce released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed defense appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018:

“Moving this legislation another step forward today places a special focus on reforming and rebuilding our military, while honoring the commitment we’ve made to our nation’s service members and their families. This bill furthers our efforts to strengthen the nation’s military, ensuring men and women who step up to serve have the proper training, resources, and overall ability to complete their missions. In order to stay ahead of the threats of tomorrow, we need to have a modernized military that is combat ready with training resources and capabilities at their disposal. With critical military missions taking place at our bases in New Mexico, it is crucial to get this funding bill passed to provide the vital protections that our service members need when fighting for our freedom.”