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Cotton Statement on Senate Passage of Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill

September 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Senate passage of the FY19 defense appropriations bill:

"Fully funding our military before the start of the fiscal year allows our troops to keep their attention on the wide range of threats we face. This funding lays the necessary groundwork to check China's technological investments and to modernize our nuclear deterrent against Russia. Now, Congress must look ahead to next year to stop sequestration from undoing the progress we've made."