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Babin Votes to Continue Restoration of American Military Strength

Washington, June 28, 2018

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin today voted to continue the restoration of American military strength with the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 6157).

H.R. 6157 nearly matches President Trump’s request for the Department of Defense base discretionary defense spending, providing our Armed Forces with a total of $674.6 billion in funding,

“H.R. 6157 provides the necessary funds to our military to make sure that our country is ready to face whatever threats may come our way,” says Rep. Babin. “With countless threats around the world, it is critical that Congress provide robust funding for our troops to keep the American people and our Armed Services safe. This bill does just that by providing the funds necessary to train and equip our troops.”

This bill provides $606 billion for base operations funding and $68 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations and Global War on Terrorism. This is $17.7 billion above 2018 funding level. 

A one-pager of the bill can be found here.

The full text of the bill can be found here.