Joint Statement on Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Susan Brooks (IN-05), and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018:
“One of the most important responsibilities that Congress has is to provide for the defense of our nation. Unfortunately, after sustaining years of budget cuts, our nation’s military has been dangerously pushed to the breaking point. While threats to our national security around the globe have risen, our military’s ability to confront them has diminished. Our brave servicemen and women who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms and liberties must have the tools necessary to get the job done. The Bipartisan Budget Act provides the level of funding that Defense Secretary Mattis has indicated is necessary to begin rebuilding our military and ensures that our troops have the resources they need to successfully carry out their mission.”
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.