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Walberg Votes to Strengthen Military, Boost Troop Pay

May 24, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted in support of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which funds the military, supports military families, gives our troops a much deserved pay raise, and helps keep the American people safe. The bipartisan bill passed the House by a 351-66 vote.

“Rebuilding the military for the 21st century is essential in a world of complex security challenges,” said Congressman Walberg. “We need to stand with America’s troops—the finest on earth—and ensure they are fully equipped to effectively respond to any threat at any time. It is also important that, under this legislation, our troops will receive their biggest pay raise in nine years. Passage of this bipartisan defense bill is another critical step towards enhancing our military readiness and keeping our commitments to the men and women who serve in harm’s way.”

Congressman Walberg serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. For more information on Walberg's work in Congress visit