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Hill's C-130 Amendment to NDAA Passes the House

Statement

Date: May 15, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), by a bipartisan vote of 269-151. This year's NDAA will provide the resources to continue our mission to defeat ISIL and other terrorist groups, as well as improve pay and benefits for troops and their families.

Also passed in this year's NDAA was offered by Congressman French Hill (AR-2) that would require the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct a business case analysis of its decision to maintain 10 C-130J aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Following passage of the amendment, Hill released the below statement:

"The Little Rock Air Force Base is one of the most technologically advanced and well-run military installations in the entire country and, in my view, is clearly a center of excellence for our global airlift operations. Prior to their decision to maintain the aircraft at Keesler, Air Force officials highlighted the importance of LRAFB and the cost savings and efficiencies that would be realized by relocating the ten C-130J aircraft to Little Rock. Our military is facing severe budget limitations, and Congress must ensure that we are effectively utilizing hardworking taxpayer dollars for our national defense priorities. In conducting this business case analysis, the Department of Defense will be assuring the American people that it is committed to its national defense goals of having the most efficient and effective military in the world."


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