MIL-OSI USA: Congressman Biggs Introduces Legislation to Protect National Security Personnel Salaries Amid Spending Fight

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05)

Today, Congressman Andy Biggs introduced the “Funding A Secure America Act” to provide an alternative path to those who think Congress can only pass a bloated spending package or shut down the government. Congressman Biggs’s bill would fund the salaries of national-security related personnel—including our military, Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, TSA, and Department of Veterans Affairs—through the end of the fiscal year. Doing so relieves the pressures of the all-or-nothing funding approach that often leads Republicans to pass spending bills that are bad for the country.

“House Republicans have a huge piece of leverage against Joe Biden’s reckless policies—the power of the purse,” said Congressman Biggs. If we want the border secured, if we want spending reined in, if we want left-wing policies ended, we cannot continue to fund Biden’s current policies. I will not support a spending plan that promotes bloated, COVID-era funding levels and continues the status quo, even if it means parts of the government temporarily shut down until the Biden Administration secures the border.

“But we must provide for the federal employees who will continue serving on the front lines to keep our nation safe. My bill would fund their salaries until a new spending agreement is reached. This common sense path provides the breathing room House Republicans need to fight for what’s right while ensuring our national security isn’t jeopardized.”

Cosponsors of this bill are: Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ), Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO), and Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA). 

The bill may be read here.