Thune Supports Critical Funding for Troops

“Providing our troops with the resources they need to keep our nation safe is one of Congress’ most important responsibilities.”

 WASHINGTON — Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, legislation that will provide our military with the largest pay increase since 2010 and make reforms to defense acquisition, military health care, military justice, and security cooperation.  

“Providing our troops with the resources they need to keep our nation safe is one of Congress’ most important responsibilities,” said Thune. “After extensive bipartisan work in the House and Senate, we are sending the president a bill that provides troops with the pay raise they deserve and includes reforms to make our military more efficient and effective. I urge the president to put our troops first and sign this bill without delay.”

For information on sexual assault prevention reforms in the NDAA from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, of which Thune serves as chairman, click here. To see Senator Thune’s comments about a provision that will fix statutory language that negatively affects the Impact Aid program in states across the country, including South Dakota, click here.

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