Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Supports Over $690 Billion for Defense Funding through FY19 Defense Appropriations Bill

Washington | Charlotte Laracy, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), May 22, 2019

Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) gave remarks on the House Floor during general debate in support of U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal year 2020 Defense Appropriations bill that provides over $690 billion for the Department of Defense, an increase of $15.8 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.  This legislation funds the Department of Defense, including operations and maintenance, readiness activities, research and development, equipment modernization, and health and quality of life programs for our troops and military families.  

“This Appropriations bill contains countless provisions that make our country stronger and safer,” said Congressman Henry Cuellar. “This legislation includes significant investments in Texas, the military, and veterans who have served our country. This bill also prohibits the use of Defense funds for the President’s 14th century wall at the expense our troops and military preparedness. I would like to thank Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Defense Subcommittee Chairman Pete Visclosky for their support of our nation’s military. I also would like to thank my fellow Congressmen on both sides of the aisle, because we have all worked hard to put this important bill together.” 

A full summary of the bill is here

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) discusses his support of the FY20 Defense Appropriations Bill.