WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) today released the following statement on the White House budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018:

"Our military leaders have all emphatically told me that they urgently need more personnel, funding for maintenance, modernization, training, and equipment. The President’s budget is a start,” Rep. Granger said. “As the defense appropriations chairwoman, it’s my job to make sure our leaders in uniform have the resources they need to protect the nation. To that end, we will look closely at the defense budget to make sure our priorities are where they should be. In my opinion, there is no higher duty than making sure our joint forces have what they need to keep America safe.”

For more information about Congresswoman Granger and her work as chair of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, please visit: https://kaygranger.house.gov/.