WASHINGTON- Today, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, a compromise agreement between both chambers of Congress and President Trump.Rep. Thornberry released the following statement:
“In recent years, our military has suffered from declining, unstable funding that contributed to too many planes that could not fly, too many ships that could not sail, and too few troops who were ready to deploy. Asking our men and women in uniform to do too much with too little has had tragic and fatal consequences across the force.The past couple of years Congress has made progress in reversing some of the damage.
“While I believe that our military needs more funding than this agreement provides, it continues the rebuilding and makes our military stronger and more agile. Funding our troops on time for the second year in a row is very important.I appreciate President Trump’s strong leadership on this issue and his consistent support of our military.”