Hurd Reinforces his Commitment to our Nation’s Security
Washington, DC – Reinforcing his commitment to keeping Americans safe, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues to fund our national defense through fiscal year 2017. The bill provides appropriations for our men and women in uniform, their operations, as well as research and development of innovative military technologies, and Overseas Contingency Operations to fight international terrorism. This bill will also allow critical projects at Laughlin AFB, JBSA, and Ft. Bliss to move forward.
“There have already been 13 ISIS-linked terror plots against the west in 2017, following last year’s explosion in terrorist recruitment and radicalization online. In order to stay ahead of the threat, we must properly equip our men and women on the ground with the tools they need to keep us safe – now and in the future,” said Hurd, who sits on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees. “The safety of Americans is my highest priority in Congress and I will always stand on the side of strong national security. While we must do more to fully fund our national security and provide stability to our commanders, this is a positive step.”
The Department of Defense Appropriations Act was approved in the House of Representatives and has been sent to the Senate.