February 9, 2018

Young: Budget Agreement Includes Indiana Priorities and Critical Military Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the two-year budget agreement that was signed into law by President Trump this morning:

“This budget agreement includes several Indiana priorities, including my two bills to fundamentally reform our social safety net and to improve foster care placement, as well as critical funding for our military.

“Our nation confronts a serious and growing array of national security threats and challenges, and this budget agreement will help Congress finally provide the Department of Defense the resources and predictability it needs to improve readiness and modernize our forces. We have a responsibility to ensure our service members have the resources they need to accomplish their missions, protect our country, and return home safely.

“Moving forward, Congress must work together to address the true drivers of our national debt by strengthening our entitlement programs. This will remain one of my top priorities as we continue to tackle our nation’s most pressing issues.”