WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today introduced the Conference Report for the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA supports $619 billion for national defense. In addition to matching the President’s original Budget Request of $610 billion, the NDAA also authorizes the $5.8 billion supplemental request for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Europe. It also provides an additional $3.2 billion for Readiness Stabilization Funding to stop the drawdown of the military, which is fueling the readiness crisis.
“I am proud of the work that Members on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers have done to bring the NDAA to the floor. Their efforts allow us to make real progress on increasing the strength and agility of our Armed Forces. We reform the way the Pentagon buys weapons to get cutting-edge capabilities in the hands of our troops faster. We stop the shrinking of the force, and allow the services to grow again so that they can better meet their demanding deployment schedule. We reform the military health care system to provide more options and better access without raising costs on retirees or those currently in the force, and we honor the service of our troops and their families by giving them the full pay raise they have earned.”
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