Congressman Gary Palmer supported H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which includes a 2.3% pay raise for US Military personnel, as well as $88.4 billion for fighting the greater War on Terror.
"I am proud to support funding our brave men and women in uniform," said Palmer. "While I do not support every single expenditure in the bill, I believe this bill was necessary to fully fund our military and protect our national security.
"Furthermore, our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to defend our country. Their families also make great sacrifices on our behalf. Although we could never repay them for all they do, I support this pay raise for our troops."
The bill passed by a vote of 278-149.