June 28, 2018
Press Release
June 28, 2018
Contact: T.W. Arrighi
(202) 225-5611

Rep. Mimi Walters Votes to Provide the Military with the Funding and Support Necessary to Keep America Safe

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-California), released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019.  This legislation provides $674.6 billion in funding for the Department of Defense reaffirming Congress’ commitment to rebuild our armed forces, improve military readiness, and provide our service members with the resources needed to carry out their missions.

More information on H.R. 6157 can be found here.

Said Rep. Walters, “The United States faces a growing number of threats from across the globe, which is why our military must be ready to properly respond.  Today’s passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act reflects Congress’ commitment to protect national security while ensuring our troops have the equipment they need to keep us safe. 

“Importantly, this bill gives our troops their largest pay increase in nearly a decade, while increasing troop levels and training.  Providing for our national defense is Congress’ constitutional duty.  This legislation will provide our armed forces with the tools they need to protect our Nation and return home safely.”

Walters represents California’s 45th District and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ethics Committee.