Today, U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which funds our troops and helps keep Americans safe. The 2017 NDAA provides a firm foundation from which the Trump administration can start restoring our Armed Forces, support our troops and protect our homeland. U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) issued the following statement:
“Fully funding the men and women who sacrifice for our security is my number one constitutional responsibility. I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump to rebuild our military and give our troops the support they need to protect our nation.”
The 2017 NDAA:
· Provides $619 billion in funding towards ensuring America’s military is fully capable to defend our nation, and that our men and women in uniform have the tools necessary to carry out their missions.
· Provides a 2.1 percent trooppay increase.
· Ends the draw down and increases the end strength of the United States Armed Forces.
· Prohibits transferring any Guantanamo Bay detainees to American soil.