Moolenaar Votes For A Raise For Our Troops
Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Defense Appropriations bill to fund the Department of Defense for the 2018 fiscal year.
The legislation increases defense spending by $68 billion over last year's enacted budget. It includes a 2.4 percent raise in pay for American troops and increases funding for military family health care.
Congressman John Moolenaar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted for the legislation and made the following statement:
“This legislation addresses the vital needs of our military men and women around the world as they work to keep our country safe. It funds the equipment and resources they need to defeat our enemies and pays for research that will keep our country ahead of the terrorists and rogue states like Iran and North Korea. Finally, today’s legislation gives our troops a well-earned raise and improves health care for their families so they know their families are safe while they serve and protect ours.”