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Hice Praises the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, December 2, 2016 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, with the support of Congressman Hice. This legislation authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and includes important national security policies. Congressman Hice released the following statement after the passage of the bill:

“In recent years, America’s national security capabilities have been hampered and hollowed out by the unwillingness of the President to properly address the threats facing our Nation. Today’s passage of the FY’17 NDAA takes significant steps toward rebuilding our military by restoring vital funding, modernizing equipment, increasing the end strength of our Armed Forces, and providing our warfighters with a full pay raise. It also maintains strict prohibitions on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to American soil and prevents a new round of base realignment and closure.

I’m pleased that the FY’17 NDAA elevates U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command and authorizes vital funding to Fort Gordon’s cyber protection team ops facility, company operations facility, and medical clinic replacement. Our Nation is facing an increasingly diverse number of threats, and it is critically important that our military readiness is up to par to defend our interests at home and abroad. I’m proud to vote in favor of legislation that improves our military’s strength.”

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