Congressman Mike Rogers made the following remarks today after voting for H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. It is expected to be signed into law by President Obama.
"Washington has a spending problem that must be addressed now, not later. This bill is a step in the right direction that reduces overall spending at sequestration levels while providing vital funding to our military and veterans. It's also a step toward reducing our nation's deficit, and finally working toward balancing the budget.
"It is my hope the Obama Administration will use the flexibility provided in this bill to help the Department of Defense make common sense budgetary decisions to help maintain our military readiness while dealing with the indiscriminate cuts from sequestration," Rogers said.