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Funding Our Military, Protecting Our Troops, and Strengthening America’s National Security

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Washington, June 28, 2018 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) voted in favor of H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriation Act for FY 2019.
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Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) voted in favor of H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2019 today, as well as 14 other bills earlier in the week, which fund our military, increase public safety, protect our troops and their families, and strengthen America’s national security.

This funding measure for FY2019 provides nearly $675 billion for the Department of Defense, including a 2.6% pay raise for the troops, funding for our counterintelligence and counterterrorism efforts, and resources, equipment, and technology upgrades desperately needed to keep America safe. Following the passage of H.R. 6157, Congressman Kinzinger released this statement:

“The United States is the most powerful country in the world with the greatest military in the world, but we are still feeling and seeing the damaging effects of sequestration. With this FY 2019 defense budget, the House is putting our national security first and fully funding our military so they can continue to keep Americans safe. This bill is about keeping our promises to our troops and their families, and ensuring the United States is maintaining a strong presence with our national security here at home and in the international community.

“I’m honored to be appointed by Speaker Ryan as a conferee for the House-Senate Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019. I look forward to working with my colleagues on negotiations with our Senate counterparts to address our military readiness crisis and the reforms needed for our export controls and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), among other priorities.”

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Speaker Ryan announced his appointments for the Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included Congressman Kinzinger, noting his military experience and service on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

NOTE: This week, as mentioned, the House passed 14 bills that would further secure the public from identity theft, online dangers, trafficking crimes, transportation risks, amongst other threats that affect Americans. Learn more about these measures on the Majority Leader’s website here.

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