Kustoff Votes to Increase National Security
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today released the following statement after voting for the Make America Secure Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219). This legislation includes four individual appropriations bills: Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, as well as fully funding the President’s request for the border wall – for Fiscal Year 2018.
“Today, I was pleased to support the Make America Secure Act, which will rebuild our military, back our veterans and bolster our national security,” said Kustoff. “This bill provides the highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an additional $3.9 billion to support mental health care services, opioid abuse prevention, services for homeless veterans and much more. Additionally, this legislation will facilitate the largest military pay raise in eight years and provide significant upgrades to our military’s training and equipment. In order to implement President Trump’s strategy for border security, $1.6 billion has been appropriated for the southern border wall with Mexico. Overall, I am proud that this legislation will ensure our national security at home and abroad.”