Kiggans Votes to Pass Defense Appropriation Act

Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02) released the below statement following the passage of H.R. 8774, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2025, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 217-198. This legislation appropriates more than $800 billion for critical defense programs, military personnel, operations and procurement, and further advancements for defense innovations.

“I came to Congress determined to give our military men and women the resources, tools, and support they need to carry out their mission and protect our country,” said Congresswoman Kiggans. “Of all the responsibilities given to Congress by the Constitution, providing for our common defense is the greatest. The world is a dangerous place right now and our national defense must be our top priority.

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