Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill which came to a vote in the House of Representatives today:
“As a member of Congress, it is my duty to ensure that the men and women who bravely protect our nation have the resources and training they need to do their jobs. I am pleased to support this full-year bill that funds the defense of our nation within budget caps, and does right by the military and civilians who defend our country all over the world.
“While it is regrettable that it has taken nearly half of fiscal year 2017 to bring an adequate, bipartisan Defense Appropriations bill to the House floor for consideration, I am hopeful that we will pass the ten outstanding appropriations bills with all possible speed, and with the same spirit of bipartisanship.”