U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski voted on Thursday to invest in rebuilding the military, providing servicemembers their biggest pay raise in nine years, and supporting military families.

“Our servicemembers and their families make tremendous sacrifices to keep America safe, and we are making sure they have the tools, training, and support they need,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “This investment in our national security will continue rebuilding the military so it can confront any threat, and it will give the brave men and women of our Armed Forces their biggest pay raise in nine years.”

The House this week also passed a motion to begin a conference committee with the Senate to finalize the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515). The House-passed FY19 NDAA authorizes $717 billion in defense funding for the upcoming fiscal year.