Giving our Troops a Pay Raise


Last updated 4/11/2018 at 12:16pm

As a Member of Congress, I believe providing for the common defense of our country is the primary role of the federal government. For far too long we have piled missions and responsibilities on our men and women in uniform, asking more and more of them as threats around the world multiplied. Yet we consistently failed to provide them with the resources needed to ensure they had the best training and equipment available. The bill to fund the federal government (called the "Omnibus") increases defense funding by $55.2 billion above amounts enacted in the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Act an...

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