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The Vote to Fully Fund Our Military

February 08, 2018

This bill is the single most important thing we can do to uphold our constitutional mandate to provide for the national defense of the United States. Read More

The Bipartisan Budget Act

February 07, 2018

A bipartisan, bicameral agreement was reached on a long-term budget agreement that, for the first time in years, will ensure that America’s armed forces have more of the resources they need to keep America safe. Read More

Armed Services Committee Members Rally For Bipartisan Agreement to Fund our Military

February 07, 2018

“The cap deal that leadership announced today begins to repair our military." Read More

BREAKING: Secretary Mattis Urges Congress to Pass Budget Agreement

February 07, 2018

Just now at the White House, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called on Congress to pass the bipartisan budget agreement, which fully funds our military at the levels in this year's National Defense Authorization Act this year and at the administration's request for 2019. This agreement raises the caps on defense spending for two years, providing certainty for the warfighter and for efficient defense planning, execution, and oversight.  Read More

Five Reasons Why the Bipartisan Budget Agreement Is Critical

February 07, 2018

The bipartisan budget agreement is absolutely critical for our national security, disaster recovery, and other Republican priorities. It is the result of six months of efforts to secure funding for our military and will allow Congress to end the cycle of governing by stop-gap measures and move on to other important agenda items. It also has meaningful budget offsets, including structural reforms to mandatory spending programs. Here are five reasons why it is so important: Read More