Walberg Amendment to Prevent Wasteful Afghanistan Spending Passes the House
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg's (MI-07) amendment to ensure an appropriate use of American taxpayer dollars for Afghanistan infrastructure projects was adopted with bipartisan support and included in the FY17 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which passed the House by a 282-138 margin today. Another Walberg amendment, which would protect hospitals that administer TRICARE from government overreach, was also adopted. Click here to watch Congressman Walberg's remarks on the House floor.
"The Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund is a poorly run program that lacks basic oversight. We should not be wasting precious taxpayer dollars on imprudent projects overseas, and I'm proud my bipartisan amendment was included in the final defense bill. With this bipartisan legislation, we are taking important steps to bolster our national security and provide our troops with the resources they need to successfully carry out their missions and defend our country," said Walberg.
Congressman Walberg serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In addition, he serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit walberg.house.gov.