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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – voted in favor of the fiscal year 2016 Senate Defense Appropriations Bill, which restores funding for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). The president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request cut funding to this important benefit for our nation’s military men and women and their families.

“Commissaries at military bases across the globe are an important benefit for our military men and women and their families,” Sen. Moran said. “I was pleased to support funding to make certain the military personnel sacrificing to defend our nation are able to fulfill a basic necessity – purchasing groceries without additional burdens.”

The funding for DeCA is offset by limiting the purchase of spare parts in the operation and maintenance accounts.