WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 4870, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015:
"I applaud today’s passage of the fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. This legislation plays a crucial role in providing our military men and women with the resources that they need to protect America’s interests at home and abroad in an increasingly dangerous world.
"This bill also provides funding for vital health and quality-of-life programs for our troops and their families. By making critical investments in a fiscally responsible manner, H.R. 4870 holds the line on spending while equipping and modernizing the greatest military in the world. I am pleased that the House considered this bipartisan legislation under an open process that allowed for a vigorous debate on the important issues facing our military as we seek to ensure our national security."