For Immediate Release: NDAA FY18
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018:
“I am proud to support the robust resources our military needs included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act,” said Congressman Gosar. “The men and women that make up the United States Armed Forces put their lives on the line to serve this country, protect our freedom and defend our rights – they deserve our support.
“After a half-decade of military spending cuts, I’m proud to say that we’ve switched the script and are granting a 2.4 percent raise to our troops. Additionally, this bill will give our military the tools it needs to defeat our enemies.”
“For 56 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way in which Congress executes its Article 1 constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense.”
“The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) NDAA meets all of these commitments, while also continuing to reform the way the Department of Defense operates and organizes, equips our troops, and buys goods and services. It begins a much-needed rebuilding after a half-decade of cuts slashed nearly a quarter of the defense budget at the same time the military remained in steady combat.