Speaker Ryan has concluded a two-day congressional delegation (CODEL) visit to Afghanistan. While in country, Ryan met with U.S. troops to thank them for their continued service and sacrifice, met with military and State Department officials to assess progress following the implementation of the president’s South Asia strategy, and met with senior Afghan and coalition officials.

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.

Today, the House will vote on H.R. 695, legislation to fully fund our military so our troops are well-equipped on the battlefield. The only thing standing in the way of getting our military the resources it needs is Senate Democrats.

Time and again, Senate Democrats have stonewalled attempts to fund our military at the levels we need. This needs to end.

Today, Speaker Ryan delivered remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on nilitary funding an readiness.

Funding for our military expires this Friday, and yet Democrats are threatening to hold our national security hostage over unrelated issues.

The reality is that our military readiness is in desperate need of repair.

“This is a big day for Wisconsin’s military community and the whole region."

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