WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R.2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014:
“The Defense Appropriations bill is critically important to ensuring that America continues to have the most capable and superior military in the world. I applaud the House’s action on this responsible bill to properly support military readiness, fund critical security programs, and provide for the needs of our troops and their families. Building on House Republicans’ efforts to rein in government spending, the Defense Appropriations bill reflects the difficult choices made to save taxpayer dollars without undermining the safety, security, or success of our armed forces.
“I’m pleased that the Rules Committee made 100 amendments in order, which allowed the House to have a robust debate regarding the important issues facing our military and national security. I remain committed to a fair and open process that gives Members the opportunity to present their ideas and allows the House to work its will on behalf of the American people.”###