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. 

In the White House briefing room, Secretary Mattis said, "I cannot overstate the negative impact to our troops' and families' morale from all this budget uncertainty. Today's congressional action will ensure our military can defend our way of life, preserve the promise of prosperity, and pass on the freedoms you and I enjoy to the next generation."

Watch the video below: