FORT HOOD, TX — Vice President Mike Pence is visiting with troops at U.S. Army Base Fort Hood in Texas.
Speaking at a roundtable event, Pence said the Trump Administration has been working to increase funding for U.S. national defense.
He said, “ I have to tell you, I couldn’t be more proud to serve alongside a President who cares so deeply about the men and women of our armed forces, their families, and those who serve. I’m proud to report to all of you — as I’ll reflect in a few minutes with a larger group — that since the beginning of this administration, President Trump has actually signed the largest increases in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our military in more than 10 years.”
Pence touted that the administration has expanded the G.I. Bill to erase student loan debt for thousands of veterans saying, "We erased student loan debt for 25,000 veterans. And early in this administration, President Trump signed Veterans Choice, available now for all veterans.”
He added that the administration sees veterans' benefits as a reflection of the gratitude of the American people, and they want to continue to expand them.