Hice Applauds President Trump on Restoring Military Readiness
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Jody Hice today applauded the President’s signing of the Conference Report of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 into law. The NDAA authorizes funding for the U.S. Department of Defense, establishes our national security priorities for the next fiscal year, and provides crucial resources for servicemembers and their families.
“After too many years of inadequate funding, outdated equipment, and readiness shortfalls, this NDAA supports increasing defense spending and prioritizes the safety and security of the American people,” said Congressman Hice. “Our top priority is and has always been to keep America safe. The policies within the FY’18 NDAA achieve the goal of countering threats from rogue nations like North Korea, support cyber operations at the U.S. Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon in Augusta, and provide our troops with a well-earned 2.4% pay raise. I’m very proud of the work on this legislation by Chairman Thornberry and members of the House Armed Services Committee, and I applaud President Trump's leadership in strengthening our national security as we work to modernize the Department of Defense.”
Hice spoke in opposition to an amendment offered by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), which would mandate a one percent reduction in defense spending, except for personnel and health accounts.
Specifically, the bill:
For a comprehensive summary of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY’18, click here.
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