Granger on Defense Bill
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, the Defense Subcommittee met to consider its appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020. The measure was reported out of the Subcommittee and is expected to be considered soon by the Full Committee.
Top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) said of the measure, "Over the past two years, we have worked together to rebuild our military. I support many of the investments made in this defense appropriations bill to strengthen our armed forces, such as improving our weapons systems and providing better health services for our troops. Unfortunately, the Democrats have proposed an overall funding level that does not adequately address growing global threats and it is less than requested, halting the progress we have made in improving military readiness."
"I want to work with my colleagues as the bill moves through the process to address these concerns and develop a fiscally responsible budget framework that prioritizes national security and prevents sequestration. Otherwise, we could face more than $70 billion in cuts below the current levels, crippling our military capabilities."