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Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-2) Praises the Passage of the 2016 Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-2) released the following statement this afternoon about the passage of H.R. 2685, the Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Appropriations bill.

“I was proud to vote for the 2016 Defense Appropriations bill. This bill lets our military know that we fully support them. It ensures that our military remains the strongest and most skilled military in the world. It increases funding for all key Defense accounts and gives our troops the pay raise and recognition that they so deserve.

“As we continue to fight terrorist regimes and rouge nations around the world, it has become more apparent that we need to make proactive changes to our defense budget.  This bill meets the United States’ growing needs in a rapidly changing and dangerous world. By increasing funding for readiness programs, we can ensure our troops are ready to combat any threat against our freedom.”

H.R. 2685 provides a total of $578.6 billion in discretionary funding for critical national security needs, military operations abroad, and health and quality-of-life programs for the members of our Armed Force and their families.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s second congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.