U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 2810, the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018:
"The National Defense Authorization Act is essential to providing our military with the critical resources and authority they need to keep America safe. This bipartisan bill strengthens our national defense by responsibly increasing the funding of our military to combat the new and emerging threats we face in the 21st century. It also gives our troops a well-deserved pay raise, the largest they have seen in eight years. Additionally, the bill strengthens TRICARE services for servicemembers and their families and provides responsible reforms for defense acquisitions. We also strengthen our missile defense, which enhances our own national security and provides reassurances of support to our allies in hostile regions. It is imperative that we continue working to bring our military into the 21st century and provide America's uniformed men and women with the tools and support they need to fight and defeat the threats that exist in the world today."