Weber Statement on Passage of Second Round of Appropriations
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed final appropriations for Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education operations. Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement:
“For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Defense is operating in control of its full budget – no short-term fix, just a tangible result. The military operated for far too long, with far too little. We are making America secure again.
“I am frustrated Democrats in the Senate refused to take a vote on Defense appropriations as a stand-alone bill. Each deserved debate on its own merit rather than being coupled into a package bill. As we work to complete the remaining appropriation bills, I remain committed to working with my colleagues as we complete our legislative responsibility. For the first time in decades, we are properly funding the government in a timely manner. I am hopeful each small step we take brings us closer still to a return to regular order.”