Feb. 28, 2017
Judson Hill backs president’s plan to balance more military spending with cuts
Judson Hill said today that, as member of Congress, he would vote to support President Trump’s proposal to increase national security spending by offsetting it elsewhere in the federal budget.
“America continues to face the threat of terrorism at home and abroad from an enemy committed to destroying our way of life. I believe that keeping Americans safe is job one, and everything else comes after that,” Judson said. “When you add a dollar of spending, you cut a dollar of spending. It’s the way American families must operate and the way their government should operate.”
President Trump’s budget proposal includes a 10 percent increase in defense-related spending while cutting other federal agencies by the same amount.
“Our military needs additional investment at this time to rebuild after the last eight years, to improve military readiness and to prepare for ever-changing threats to our homeland,” Judson said.
Judson said restoring America’s leadership position in the world is an absolute priority. He is committed to ensuring that the men and women in uniform have all the tools necessary to do their jobs both at home and abroad.
“As your representative in Congress, I will work with President Trump to reestablish our focus on funding for national security,” Judson said. “That includes partnering with local, state and federal allies to guarantee that the capabilities of regional military installations, such as the 6th District’s Dobbins Air Reserve Base, are not diminished.”