MIL-OSI USA: Congressman Don Davis Votes to Demand More Funding for Military Families

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Don Davis (NC-01)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Davis (NC-01) voted against H.R. 8580, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025, legislation that passed largely along party lines by a margin of 209-197, with two Republicans voting in opposition. The funding bill includes deep cuts to military construction projects and fails to honor the spending framework outlined last year in the bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act, which overwhelmingly passed the House one year ago.

“The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2025 fails to honor our commitments to servicemembers and military families,” said Congressman Davis. “By slashing funding for priority military construction projects and critical infrastructure, the legislation does not meet the moment. However, as the legislative process moves forward, I look forward to eventually voting for a bipartisan military construction bill that honors the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.”

Last year, Congressman Davis voted against H.R. 4366, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024, which also passed along party lines. In March, Congressman Davis voted for the final version of the bill, which passed into law with strong bipartisan support. 

Top Cuts in the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Bill:

  • Cuts military construction by $718 million compared to last year and underfunds DOD’s infrastructure needs that are vital to military readiness and recruitment and retention.  
  • Slashes funding to address critical military infrastructure backlog, affecting the readiness and efficiency of our military installations.
  • Cuts disaster and resilience funding for buildings on military installations by $30 million from Fiscal Year 2024.

Congressman Don Davis is a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and serves on the House Armed Services Committee. Within the Armed Services Committee, he serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the Readiness Subcommittee.