Diaz-Balart: We Cannot Keep Our Military in Limbo
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee and member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018.
“While we continue to negotiate important issues like government funding and immigration, we cannot keep our military in limbo. By passing today’s legislation, we provide our troops with the robust resources they need to protect American values across the world. The bill ensures our country continues its research and development in the latest defense technology, which is critical during times of global instability. I am proud it also fully funds the 2.4 percent pay raise, allowing our armed forces to support their families.
“I thank Speaker Ryan, Chairman Frelinghuysen, and Subcommittee Chairwoman Granger for their leadership on this issue, and look forward to continue working with them on the FY18 funding bills.”