Wednesday, June 20, 2018

McCaskill: Bipartisan compromise results in passage of annual defense bill

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

I've got good news: the annual defense bill just passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 10!

Now, it's headed to negotiations with the House, which I'm hopeful will be successful. But what would that mean for Missouri?

It would mean critical resources that will support thousands of jobs for Missourians.

It would mean SEVENTY TWO more Super Hornets for the Navy, and new provisions to create aprescription drug monitoring program for the military.

It would mean resources to address juvenile-on-juvenile sexual assault on military bases, and greater oversight of federal contracts.

It would mean a pay raise for our troops.

And it would mean better training for first responders working with biological, chemical, and radiological weapons.

I'm excited about what this bill would bring to Missouri, and I'm excited our service members will have the resources they need to defend the United States - both at home and abroad.

But here's my biggest takeaway: this key defense bill passing the Senate is one of the best examples we've got of bipartisan compromise.

And in this era of hyperpartisanship, I'm reassured that we can still work together and get stuff done for our country - and support our troops. I'm confident that the House of Representatives will take note.

Missouri plays a critical role in our nation's defense and security. That's why I fight tooth and nail to ensure we continue that tradition and support hardworking Missourians who serve our country, support their families, and build the equipment our military relies on.

In what can feel like a desert of gridlock here in Congress, this defense bill is a wonderful example of what happens when folks from both parties come together and work hard for our constituents - and I'm hopeful we can take that spirit and continue to work together to


I won't stop fighting for what's right,


Unknown said...

Why don’t you show some bipartisanship and support President Trumps immigrations and Border Control bill? Or is that something Whining Schumer won’t let you do?

Get ready to be toast ( burnt) on November 8

Harvey HUTCHINSON 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

We will support his bill when Mexico pays for the wall (according to Trump's campaign promises) Harvey. Now you have something to work for. Try holding your orange fool accountable for what he says. You might even try actually listening to what he says rather than slobbering and drooling over Faux News spin on what he actually says and does. Try reality for a change.

Unknown said...

Anonymous ( coward), President Trump has said he’d sign either bill when they get to his desk.
McCaskill and whiny Schumer have vowed to obstruct EVERY THING!! If President Trump brings Jesus Christ, Moses, and King David to Congress, the Democrats will vote agatthrm

Red wave in November, Make America Great Again!
Harvey HUTCHINSON 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

Harvey, traitor, You still didn't answer the question. When is Mexico going to pay for the wall? Your orange dictator doesn't know who Jesus Christ, Moses or King David is. Your republitard party played the obstructionist card for 8 years. Oh, by the way, what is agatthrm? Are you having a covfefe moment?

Morons Are Governing America!!!