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The first obligation of our federal government is national security. We must always work to protect our rights and freedoms both at home and abroad. Now, more than ever before, it is imperative our military be at full strength and have the resources they need to combat evolving threats. I believe in peace through strength.

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July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to pass the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2018. This legislation includes funding provisions from the Defense, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Energy and Water appropriations bills.

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July 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted for a number of bills to support veterans including H.R. 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation would make several improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill including lifting time limits on educational benefits, increasing funding for Reservists, Guardsmen, dependents, and surviving spouses and dependents and making it easier and cheaper for veterans to use their GI Bill to take national tests or licensing and credentialing tests.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to pass the H.R. 2810, Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation authorizes defense spending for the next fiscal year including a total of $631.5 billion for base discretionary requirements and an additional $64.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) to support and rebuild our military.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) voted today for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. This legislation would streamline the process to hold bad actors in the Department of Veterans Administration (VA) accountable and provide protections for whistleblowers to ensure that their claims are brought before the Office of Special Counsel for investigation.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted in favor of H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This legislation would provide $583.7 billion to the Department of Defense to support our warfighters and ensure military readiness, including a pay raise for troops.

February 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-03) and Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) praised the United States Army’s decision to add a Security Force Assistance (SFA) Brigade to Fort Benning. This brigade will add 500 positions to Fort Benning and is in addition to the 85 positions that were announced last week.