Thune Applauds Passage of Bill to Authorize Funding for Our Nation's Military

“By allocating taxpayer dollars wisely, the National Defense Authorization Act provides savings in an era of tighter budgets and bolsters the readiness of our military.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act.

“As our service members risk their lives to secure and protect our nation in an increasingly dangerous world, it is critical our military has the necessary support to carry out their mission. Today the Senate passed a reform bill that provides for our active duty military and their families, our wounded warriors, and our veterans while simultaneously eliminating wasteful spending. By allocating taxpayer dollars wisely, the National Defense Authorization Act provides savings in an era of tighter budgets and bolsters the readiness of our military. This bill is only one step in the process. In order to deliver this important funding to our troops, Democrats must abandon their threats of a ‘filibuster summer’ and join Senate Republicans in the appropriations process.”

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