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Wagner Applauds Passage of Defense Spending Bill

Mar 8, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement following the U.S. House passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes funding for 14 new F/A 18 Super Hornet jets:

“I am pleased that the House took this important step in securing funding for 14 additional Super Hornet jets, which are critical to ensuring our national security while also protecting vital jobs in St. Louis and across Missouri. At the request of the Navy, I have fought hard every year I have been in Congress to secure funding for these war fighters and strengthen our national defense capabilities. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to do the same.”