Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) releases the following statement on House passage of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act:
"Congress has the responsibility to support our nation's troops and ensure they have the resources they need to defend our nation at a moment's notice. Regrettably, the previous Administration failed to provide our fighting men and women with all of the tools they need to complete their mission
"Today, the House agreed to a Conference Report that does just that. This legislation fully funds the pay raise our troops are entitled to under the law. It reforms the way the Pentagon does business by streamlining bureaucracy and embracing efficiency throughout our military. This legislation also mandates a complete audit of the Department of Defense to help ensure taxpayer dollars are not wasted. This is a strong bill that supports our men and women in uniform and I look forward to seeing President Trump sign it into law soon."
To learn additional information on the Conference Report accompanying H.R. 2810 visit the website of the House Armed Services Committee.