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Carter Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Congressman John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Agreement, which increases budget caps and ends sequestration.

“This bipartisan budget deal means that the men and women in uniform will have the resources they need to successfully do their jobs. For far too long, we’ve asked the military to do more with less, and function under the uncertainty of short-term funding bills and budget caps. Today’s budget deal means that our military can begin to rebuild.

“This bill also provides much needed disaster relief for communities impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires, and extends funding for community health centers. With this budget agreement comes a path forward for the Appropriations Committee to complete our work and bring stability to funding the government.”

Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, co-chairman of the Congressional Army Caucus, is on the Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

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