Rep. Estes Releases Statement on FY 2020 Appropriations Bills

Washington, December 17, 2019 | Greg Steele (202-225-6216)
WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) released the following statement on H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, the two federal government spending packages that passed in the House today:

"I voted for the defense budget bill passed today that funds the largest pay raise for our troops in a decade, allows for border security and rebuilds our military," said Rep. Estes. "While this funding bill is critical for our national security, I voted against the second budget bill for domestic spending. I fought to include several key provisions in the bill including grants for water improvement projects such as the Equus Beds Aquifer that provides water for Wichita and the surrounding region and the SECURE Act to provide greater retirement security for more Americans. I’m pleased these provisions can now go into law, but ultimately couldn't vote for the final spending package because of the irresponsible level of overall spending added by House Democrats. In Congress, I'll continue to fight to cut government spending and limit the size of government."

Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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