Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the statement below calling for a House vote on the Senate version of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010, which includes $37.12 billion for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq:
“We are fighting two wars, and our forces in Afghanistan and Iraq need this additional funding to continue our efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and eventually defeat the terrorists who threaten America.
“The quickest way to get a bill to the President that supports our troops in the field is for the House to vote on the Senate bill. Our troops need this support, and we must send a bill to the President without delay.”