Thune Welcomes Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515), legislation that provides funding for our men and women in uniform so they can continue to keep Americans safe at home and abroad:

“As Americans, we are proud that our fighting force is the best in the world, but we must not take our military strength for granted. It’s Congress’ responsibility to make sure our armed forces have the tools they need to defend our nation and keep Americans safe at home and abroad. Since President Trump was elected, Republicans have been working to reverse the underfunding of our military and restore our nation’s fighting force. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act will continue that work by helping our military regain its competitive edge and equipping our men and women in uniform with the tools they need to meet and defeat the threats of the 21st century.”