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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rouzer released the statement below following the passage of S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 which authorizes the necessary funding for the Department of Defense so our service men and women have the tools and resources they need to defend our nation. The original NDAA Conference Report was passed by the House and Senate; however, the President vetoed the bill.

“The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deserve better than the President’s use of the NDAA as leverage to increase spending for welfare and other non-defense related government programs. Despite President Obama’s outright veto of the bipartisan NDAA, the House came together today to circumvent the President’s gameship and ensure that our troops receive their pay and benefits, and that our nation has the resources necessary to protect us from harm.”

The Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes spending for Department of Defense programs to meet global challenges, combat terrorism and pay our troops.

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