Foxx Supports National Defense Authorization Act
Washington, November 14, 2017
WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., voted today in support of the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This legislation authorizes appropriations and sets policies for the Department of Defense. Representative Foxx served as a conferee on the Conference Report, a position designated by the Speaker of the House because of her role as Chairwoman of the Education and Workforce Committee.
“As legislators, one of the most important duties we have is to provide for the common defense,” said Foxx.
“Under the Obama administration, our military experienced a readiness crisis that left troops overworked and ill-prepared to face the vast array of threats to America’s security. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY’18 will restore troop levels, equip America’s warfighters with the tools they need to defend us, and permanently preserve the special survivor indemnity allowance to the 60,000 surviving military spouses. While we can never truly repay the debt that we owe the nation’s servicemen and women, the NDAA for FY’18 includes the largest pay raise for the troops in almost a decade. I was very pleased to support this legislation to support the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines that defend us from tyranny.”