Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this bill to provide funding for the heroes in our National Guard and Capitol Police, as well as the brave people of Afghanistan who supported our troops overseas.
While I am disappointed that it has taken this long to reach an agreement, the bill before us today is a strong package that deserves our support.
- Reimburses the National Guard, the Capitol Police, and their law enforcement partners for the cost they incurred for their heroic efforts on January 6th; and
- Addresses safety and security concerns by providing necessary improvements to the Capitol complex.
The bill also provides much-needed assistance to our partners who supported our military during the war in Afghanistan.
This is a good bill, and I urge my colleagues to support it.
Thank you, and I yield back the balance of my time.
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