Wicker Encouraged by President’s Budget Deal

Funding Agreement to Provide Steady Funding for Nation’s Defense

July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today praised the announcement by President Donald Trump that a two-year budget agreement had been reached with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“The budget outline the President announced today is a responsible step that assures steady and adequate funding for our national security over the next two years,” Wicker said. “This plan avoids the possibility of a government shutdown or a continuing resolution that would introduce uncertainty into every part of our government. This compromise agreement allows for Congress to pursue a responsible appropriations process between now and the end of the fiscal year.”

Last week, Wicker spoke from the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to pass a budget deal before the August recess that includes full support for the nation’s military.