WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement on the need for adequate and timely military funding:
"Some in Congress have held funding for our military hostage for months. First, they would not agree to fund the military unless they got the funding they wanted for certain domestic programs. Then, they would not fund the military until they got what they want on an immigration issue. This hostage taking led to a series of stop-gap funding bills and now to a shut-down. The military is not a political football. All around the world they risk their lives for us unconditionally. Our support for them should be unconditional as well."