The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219). This legislative package will ensure that American citizens are kept safe at home and abroad. U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement:
"This President and this Congress are fully committed to putting the safety of the American people first. This legislation funds the most critical functions of government. It bolsters military readiness, ensures our veterans get the care they deserve, and gives our troops a well-earned pay raise. Additionally, this bill takes a huge step forward in securing our southern borders once and for all by prioritizing construction of a border wall with Mexico. I am proud to support this bill."