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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1301, the FY 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations:

“Defense is and remains our government’s highest priority. If we don’t defend our nation, we can’t do anything else. Our nation faces an increasing number of threats abroad and we must be sure our military has everything necessary to overwhelm any challenge. This legislation funds a pay raise for our military personnel, supports readiness programs, and ensures our military has the resources it needs now and the technology it will need in the future. I would like to thank Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) for his work on this bill to get Democrats, Republicans, the House, and the Senate all together for the sake of our national defense.”

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