WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act and Continuing Appropriations Act.

“After eight years of neglect under President Obama, we are finally working to restore our military and ensure that our troops have the resources they need to carry out their mission. Working with President Trump, not only are we fully funding our armed forces for the entire fiscal year, we are giving our men and women in uniform their biggest pay raise in nearly a decade. Providing for the national defense is one of Congress’s most important duties, and I look forward to President Trump signing this bill into law.”