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Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Latta votes for military funding measure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined a bipartisan majority of his House of Representative colleagues in voting to pass the annual Department of Defense appropriations bill to fund the military, provide a pay raise for troops, and improve combat readiness.

This is the third time a FY2018 defense funding bill has passed the House, but the U.S. Senate has not acted to pass the legislation. The bill provides a 2.4-percent increase for members of the military, the largest increase in nearly a decade.

“Ensuring our service members have the tools they need to be successful should be one of the utmost priorities of any Congress,” said Latta. “In fact, ‘providing for the common defence’ is listed right there in the preamble to the Constitution.

“That means Congress should be passing defense appropriations bills on time that support our troops financially, provide the military with the necessary resources to combat the threats they face, and improve combat readiness as we face an ever-changing and dangerous world,” Latta added. “The House has now acted three times to fund our military, and I encourage the Senate to get to work and approve this must-pass legislation.”

POSTED: 01/31/18 at 8:25 am. FILED UNDER: News