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Rep. Robert Pittenger

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) voted to fund President Trump’s $1.6 billion request for a border wall, provide the largest military pay raise in 8 years, and increase Defense spending by 13% to rebuild America’s military.

“As Americans, we spend hours debating issues large and small, but too often we forget our freedom to have these debates is paid for by our men and women in uniform,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “Today I voted on common sense legislation to restore military readiness, honor the sacrifices of our troops, and support President Trump’s effort to secure our borders.”

The Make America Secure Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219) includes:

*$1.6 billion to construct physical barriers along our southern border, fully funding President Trump’s request.

*A 13% increase ($68.1 billion) to continue rebuilding our military following President Obama’s devastating cuts to military readiness.

*The largest military pay raise in 8 years.

*The highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs ($78.3 billion)

The Make America Secure Appropriations Act also boosts funding for U.S. Capitol Police and continues the pay freeze for Members of Congress.

H.R. 3219 today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 235-192.