Loudermilk Votes to Increase Defense Budget
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) voted in support of the annual defense funding legislation that ensures military readiness, maintains technology advancement, enhances medical care for troops and their families, and provides essential tools for U.S. soldiers. He issued the following statement:
“When our troops sign up to serve, they are willing to lay down their lives for our freedom. The very least we can do is give them the equipment, training, and support they need do their jobs well. Today, I voted for a bill that will give our service members a much deserved pay increase, and will shore up our lagging defense budget. This means our military pilots can get the flying hours they need to stay proficient because they will have the fuel they need to fly. This means my son and his Guard unit can once again train in the field using real bullets. This means our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen can be fully prepared to defend our nation when called upon to do so. Our men and women in uniform are the best in the world, and they serve us honorably. I’m proud to support their sacrifices and valiant efforts as they protect and defend us.”
To read the summary and bill text of the FY 2017 Defense Appropriations, click HERE.