King’s National Defense Vote Strengthens Military Families and National Security
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following remarks after voting for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes appropriations for military activities of the Department of Defense. King delivered these remarks during a Facebook Live broadcast this afternoon.
“On balance, it’s a very good bill to move forward to support our military. It provides an increase in pay for all of our military personally actively protecting our defenses. It protects our bases, at least for this round, so we won’t be shutting down bases. It keeps Guantanamo Bay alive and functioning and prohibits it from being shut down.”
In his full remarks, Congressman King also pointed to the defeat of amendments that would have prevented the military from utilizing biofuels, the increase in funding for missile defense programs, and the reforms which expand TRICARE eligibility as important considerations for his vote.
The NDAA passed the House on a vote of 344-81. In addition to King’s support, the NDAA also has been endorsed by the Iowa National Guard.
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