Hurd Statement on National Defense Authorization Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which determines funding levels and priorities for our nation’s common defense. It rebuilds our military, increases funding for research and development, streamlines the acquisitions of goods and services to better support service members and their families, and fully funds a well-deserved pay raise for our troops.
“Texas is home to over 120,000 active duty military members and over 1.6 million proud veterans. The men and women who keep us safe are our country’s most valuable assets, and we have a responsibility to provide them the resources, care and pay raise they need, earned, and deserve,” said Hurd, who served alongside men and women in uniform during his decade of service in the CIA. “This bill makes it clear to our friends and enemies that our nation is ready to defend itself against terrorists and nuclear threats, while taking care of the service members who make enormous sacrifices each day.”
The NDAA was approved in the House and has been sent to the Senate.