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Washington, D.C. --- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner (R-VA) tonight announced that they have reached an agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. The conference report is expected to be filed in both the Senate and the House on September 29, 2006.
Senator Warner and Rep. Hunter released the following joint statement:
"Tonight, we are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement that truly honors the brave men and women of the United States’ Armed Forces. These courageous soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are serving unselfishly around the world. Our troops must know we support them and will do everything in our power to get them the resources they need to be victorious in the Global War on Terrorism.
“We provide $532.8 billion for America’s national defense activities, including $70 billion to fund the ongoing combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. While we supply our warfighters with the necessary tools to win the war on terror, we make great strides to ensure we take care of their families who are guarding the home front.
“We are proud to fully fund the immediate reset and readiness needs of the Army and Marine Corps. By adding an additional $20 billion to the bridge supplemental fund, we will ensure our troops have the equipment they need to train and prepare for the next fight.”
“We look forward to filing the conference report tomorrow and intend to send the bill to the President within days.”