07.13.19

The military needs to know we have their back.

Congress is only weeks away from leaving town with no agreement on a funding plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

Some people in Washington have suggested using a temporary one-year measure - or continuing resolution - that would lock defense spending at last year’s levels.

This would be devastating to our men and women in uniform. Specifically, this:

  • Kills readiness resulting in costly delays and warfighters who are less lethal.
  • Delays recapitalization of many of the military's current systems that need major upgrades.
  • Prevents rationalization of funding to implement the President's national defense strategy. 

Sixteen of my Senate colleagues and I are encouraging the Trump Administration to work with us to find a funding solution for the next two years.

To read the full letter we sent to the Trump Administration, click here.