Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of government funding legislation:

“After years of tying military spending levels to domestic spending levels, we have finally broken free of this false restraint. Our military will get the resources it needs to defend our nation and our interests in an increasingly unsafe world. This bill also provides increased resources to further secure our southern border. Already, illegal border crossings are at a 17-year low. That coupled with measures in this bill will bring us closer to a more secure border.

“This bill also helps fund necessary improvements to our infrastructure. The historically wet winter out west is maxing out our archaic water storage system that hasn’t been updated in decades. So we allocated $67 million to increase water storage to continue to help ensure everyone can get the water they need.”