January 30, 2018
Contact: T.W. Arrighi
Rep. Mimi Walters: We Must Fully Fund Our Military
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R-California) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 695, the 2018 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
Said Rep. Walters, “Today, I voted to fully fund the Department of Defense to ensure our men and women in uniform have the tools and resources they need to keep our country safe. Our Nation is facing multiple threats to our national security. It is imperative our armed forces are properly equipped and ready to meet current and future challenges.
“Defense funding must be set at the level necessary to ensure our military can successfully complete every mission and counter every threat to our national security, not allocated based on an arbitrary budget agreement. This legislation will give troops a well-deserved pay raise, fund important investments in military equipment and operations, and improve the missile defense systems that help keep Orange County safe.
“Today’s vote is the third time I have voted to approve this funding and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to support our troops and pass this bill.”
Walters represents California’s 45th District and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the House Committee on Ethics.