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Visclosky happy with 2019 Defense spending bill

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U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, spoke on Wednesday in support of the conference report for the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Act.

Excerpts from his comments:

“When this two-bill package is signed into law, it will be the first time in 22 years that there have been five appropriations bills enacted before the start of the fiscal year. I wish we had seven more bills conferenced and ready for enactment, but it appears those will be deferred until December. I hope that maturity, bipartisan cooperation, and responsible governance will also apply to their consideration and prompt enactment. Timeliness is as important as final dollar determinations. . . .

“Specific to the Department of Defense, this will be the first time in a decade that our military will not begin the fiscal year under a Continuing Resolution. The lack of predictable appropriations has been a major obstacle to the planning and execution of programs, military readiness, and morale. Having timely appropriations should improve and stabilize budgeting by the Department, the Services, our allies, and contractors.”


Posted 9/27/2018




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