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Babin Votes to Fully Fund Border Wall, Rebuild Military and Increase Funding for Veterans

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Washington, July 27, 2017 | comments

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today after voting in support of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, legislation that fully funds President Trump’s request for a wall along our southern border.

“The Make America Secure Appropriations Act puts America on a stronger and more secure path forward that rebuilds our military, secures our southern border and prioritizes funding for our troops, veterans and their families. Importantly, it fully funds President Trump’s border wall, gives our troops the largest pay raise in eight years and provides the highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). I am proud to support this legislation and deliver on our constitutional duty to uphold the security of our nation and ensure the safety of America’s citizens at home and abroad.”

The Make America Secure Appropriations Act:

  1. Fully funds President Trump’s FY2018 $1.6 billion request for a wall along our southern border.
  2. Gives our troops a much-deserved pay raise — the largest military pay raise in eight years.
  3. Rebuilds our military with a substantial increase for the Department of Defense.
  4. Pays for updated equipment and weapons so that our men and women serving abroad are fully equipped and prepared for warfare.
  5. Takes care of our veterans by providing the highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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