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Hurd Supports Full Military Funding in Bipartisan Budget Deal

February 9, 2018
Press Release
'It will rebuild our military capabilities for current and future threats'

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the House of Representatives budget vote to fully fund our military, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:

“In 2017, we lost 80 brave service members in accidents and training incidents—nearly four times more than we lost in combat. With better equipment and training, we will not only improve military readiness, but we can also prevent future loss of life,” said Hurd, who served alongside men and women in uniform during his decade of service in the CIA. “Texas is the proud home to 15 military installations, over 160,000 active duty and reserve military members and roughly 1.5 million veterans. These men and women are our country’s most valuable assets, serving on the frontlines of defending our nation from terrorists and nuclear threats. The bipartisan budget deal will rebuild our military capabilities for current and future threats, and allows us to keep our promises to the brave men and women who make daily sacrifices to protect our freedoms.”

The Bipartisan Budget Act fully funds national defense at the level requested by the Department of Defense and authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act.