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National Defense Authorization Act Passes the House of Representatives

Washington, DC, July 14, 2017

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement today, after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House of Representatives.

“After years of cuts, we are finally beginning to rebuild and provide more for our national defense. We have too many planes grounded, troops untrained, and ships out of service. We live in a perilous time in an ever-changing world where we need to be prepared for the next crisis. It’s time to provide our armed forces with the resources they need, and the pay wages they deserve. With this legislation, our nation’s security is headed in a better direction.”

Specifically, the NDAA does the following:

·Authorizes increasing the size of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Army Guard and Reserve, Naval and Air Reserve and Air Guard

·Increases funding for maintenance for all Services

·Modernizes our nuclear weapons stockpile, missile defense, military vehicles, and supports cyberspace strategy

·Funds the 2.4 percent pay raise for our troops, and extends special pay bonuses for service members

·Blocks the misguided attempt to close military medical facilities


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