Hensarling Votes To Reform And Rebuild Our Military

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement in support of the House passage of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act:

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution grants Congress the power to provide for the common defense. It is our job to ensure that our women and men have the funding and support needed to protect our country.

After several years of financial mismanagement and cuts to our military, we are back on track to properly equip and supply our troops. The call to address the great need for military readiness was made. Today, the House answered the call.

Chairman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) and the Armed Services Committee have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our military, fortify cyber security, and combat global and homegrown terrorism. I applaud my colleagues for passing NDAA, and I will continue to support our service members in any way possible.”

Among several provisions, The FY18 National Defense Authorization Act includes measures to:

Provide $621.5 billion for base budget requirements.

  • Support those diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Provide the resources necessary to support Afghanistan to combat the Taliban and other terrorist organizations, and support our mission to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

  • Maintain current prohibitions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.