Essential Business: Working Equipment, Adequate Pay, Congress Supporting The Troops Inbox x

Feb 8, 2018
Defense Drumbeat

"If you are a soldier on a mountaintop in Afghanistan right now or standing near the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, you are not concerned about the 'to-ing' and 'fro-ing' of all this politics, you're concerned about whether your equipment works, whether you are going to get paid, whether the government is going to shut down.  We need to take care of essential business first."

The Bipartisan Budget Act invests tens of billions to repair and upgrade military equipment, funds the largest troop pay raise in eight years, and begins Congress’ mission to rebuild America’s military.


115th Congress