Sen. Ernst Supports Critical Funding for Our Troops

“If we send our men and women into harm’s way to protect and defend our national security, we absolutely must provide the proper tools and support they need and deserve.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today released the following statement after voting in support of advancing the Fiscal Year 2016 defense spending bill to provide critical funding for our troops:

“I am incredibly disappointed that my Democratic colleagues are once again blocking this important defense appropriations bill, which is critical to upholding our commitment to the military and our servicemembers.

“As our nation faces some of the most complex security challenges in more than a generation, it is imperative that our military has the necessary means and capabilities to stave of terrorist threats, as well as confront growing violence and unrest in the Middle East.

“If we send our men and women into harm’s way to protect and defend our national security, we absolutely must provide the proper tools and support they need and deserve. We must remain united in our efforts to support our armed forces and their servicemembers; this is an integral step towards that goal.”

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