U.S. Congressman Max Miller Votes to Pass Six Appropriations Bills to Secure the Border, Increase Military Pay and Avoid a Costly Shutdown

Mar 22, 2024
Government
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Max Miller (OH-07) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of a package of six appropriations bills. The measure passed by a total of 286 – 134.  

“Today, I voted to pass a package of funding bills that will give our troops a pay raise, make our border more secure, and avoid a government shutdown that would jeopardize our military readiness, hurt our troops, and create risk for our seniors. No bill is ever perfect, but we have to take the right steps to reign in the out-of-control spending and put our federal government back in the role of servant to the people.  This bill does that. 

To bolster our national defense, this legislation includes funding for increased production of critical munitions and next-generation equipment like fighter planes and submarines. This bill also makes cuts to the Biden administration’s wasteful spending on diversity and inclusion programs (DEI) and climate change edicts and redirects those funds to combatting China and narcotics trafficking. This package also includes the largest basic pay increase for our military service members in over 20 years. 

To make our border more secure, this legislation enacts critical border security provisions included in H.R. 2, like funding for 22,000 Border Patrol Agents and increased detention capacity for ICE. It also includes resources for new border security technologies and overtime pay for border agents who are working tirelessly to keep our country safe despite the Biden administration’s refusal to enforce our immigration laws.

Again, this bill wasn’t perfect. But it imposes fiscal responsibility on our federal government and adheres to caps that will lead to $2.1 trillion in spending reductions that we started fighting for last year. This bill clearly moves us in the right direction, and I look forward to continuing to correct Washington’s out-of-control spending problem through the fiscal year 2025 process. Instead of allowing the perfect to be the enemy of the good, we should continue to move the needle.” 

Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller:    

Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshman members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee. He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information.   

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