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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) issued the following statement regarding the troop funding bill:

“Our nation owes its liberty to the men and women in our Armed Forces who risk their lives every day to protect our freedom. The bill before us today funds our troops through the end of the fiscal year, and ensures the federal government stays open, continuing the work of the people. Senator Reid’s refusal to consider the bill in the Senate and President Obama’s veto threat are shameful. Their choice to put politics before our soldiers and their families astounds me, especially as the President has engaged our troops in a third combat theatre. It’s my hope that the President and the Senate Majority Leader will end their political games and work with us to ensure that we provide for our country’s military families.”