REP. VARGAS STATEMENT FOLLOWING THE HOUSE VOTE ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2018) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement today after the House voted to approve the National Defense Authorization Act.
“I was proud to support the bipartisan defense bill that will bring necessary funds to the military installations across my district and the United States. The defense budget further provides for salary increases for our military personnel who selflessly serve our nation.
“Furthermore, the removal of several toxic environmental riders and the inclusion of a provision authorizing the commissioning of 13 new ships for the United States Navy make this a bill worth supporting. These new ships will be good for our national defense and will be especially good for San Diego.”
Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border. Vargas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving his third term in Congress. He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 – 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 – 2000.