SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 108
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2018)

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                        SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY

  (Mrs. ROBY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. ROBY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to voice my strong support for 
H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
  Over the last year and a half, our unified government has taken the 
necessary steps to unleash the economy and foster growth here in the 
United States. Because of this work, our economy is strong today.
  Now we must do the work required to ensure that our military is 
strong, too, especially after the damaging sequestration cuts and 
funding limitations placed on our military by the previous 
administration. As a member of the Defense Subcommittee of the 
Appropriations Committee, I have been proud to have a seat at the table 
through this process. I appreciate the leadership of Chairwoman Kay 
Granger as we work to properly fund our military.
  I am grateful to serve Alabama's Second District that is home to 
Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and Fort Rucker. I am proud that this 
bill provides the resources to support their critical missions.
  Mr. Speaker, one of Congress' most fundamental constitutional 
responsibilities is to provide for the common defense. This bill 
fulfills that responsibility and ensures that our military remains the 
tip of the spear. I will proudly vote for H.R. 6157 to properly fund 
our military.