McMorris Rodgers Votes to Fund the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the House passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense.

“House Republicans are focused on the American people’s priorities, including keeping our country safe and free. Listening to our servicemen and women at Fairchild Air Force Base in Eastern Washington and around the country, I am reminded of the persistent threats facing our nation and the need to be ready and equipped to address those threats. Today, the House used its power of the purse to ensure that our servicemen and women have the resources they need to get their job done. I urge the Senate to act quickly on this vital funding bill.”

NOTE: This legislation also includes important wins for Eastern Washington and Fairchild Air Force Base, including:

  • $195 million for PFOS/PFOA remediation
  • $7 million for PFOS/PFOA exposure assessment
  • Fully funds the 2.6% pay raise for troops, like those serving at Fairchild Air Force Base
  • Funding included for 15 KC-46A tankers, which is important in order for Fairchild to receive the additional squadron of KC-135’s

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