U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (MS-03), Chairman of the Committee on House Administration and the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, released the following statement after the House passed the omnibus, which provides all discretionary funding for the federal government for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year:
“This afternoon, I voted in favor of the appropriations bill, which provides discretionary funding for the federal government for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year. This congressional action delivers on our commitment to fully fund our national defense at the levels that Defense Secretary James Mattis has said are needed in order to rebuild our military. It is the largest year-to-year increase in defense funding since the beginning of the War on Terror, and it fully funds a 2.4% pay increase for our troops – a much needed pay raise that those who defend our country deserve!
The measure also includes funding to help secure our homeland, invests in America’s infrastructure, provides the largest investment to date to combat the opioid crisis, keeps our kids and schools safe while maintaining all provisions to preserve Second Amendment rights government-wide. It also preserves existing pro-life provisions while protecting the President’s Mexico City policy.”
Congressman Gregg Harper Press Release