Palazzo Supports Defense Funding Bill
Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today voted in support of the FY19 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, that provides $675.6 billion for the Department of Defense. It includes $144 billion for military personnel and provides the largest pay raise in nine years for our troops.
“This bill is the counterpart to the Nation Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), providing our military with the funding they need to be successful and achieve mission readiness. This is where we put our money where our mouth is, and ensure that our men and women in uniform have the tools and the resources they need to do their job.
“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’ve worked on this bill from the ground up, ensuring that it includes the significant support needed to attain our priorities.
“South Mississippi is a military community and a leader in defense. Passage of today’s bill is beneficial for both our local military bases and supporting contractors, providing substantial resources as we work alongside the President to continue strengthening our national defense.”