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Hice Sends Defense Bill to the President’s Desk for a Second Time

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Washington, November 5, 2015 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY’16 (S.1356), an annual measure that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and establishes our national security priorities for the next fiscal year. Last month, the President vetoed similar legislation that enjoyed bipartisan support. Congressman Hice released the following statement in regards to the passage of the measure:

“Two weeks ago, the President vetoed this vitally important defense bill. Utilizing the office of Commander and Chief to engage in political games while our troops are on the battlefield is deplorable. Now, for the second time, Congress has acted to ensure that the Department of Defense — and our brave men and women in uniform — have the resources and stability they need to continue protecting our Nation.

It is my hope that the President will use this second chance to sign the NDAA to ensure that our military remains agile, efficient, ready, and lethal.”

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