Chairman Thornberry and Rep. Stefanik on Reform and Readiness for America’s Military

The United States has the strongest military in the world, and as leaders, the People’s House has a duty – a constitutional obligation – to ensure that our men and women in uniform have the support and resources to keep us safe.

The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is how this duty is met.

Earlier today in a press conference on Capitol Hill, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) joined leadership to stress the significance of providing the necessary resources to ensure our nation’s military readiness.

“One of the best things we could do is to show the men and women who serve that we are doing our job by providing for the support, the equipment, the pay that is required in the military to defend our country,” says Thornberry. He spoke about the problems our military is facing and acknowledged that “we don’t fix these problems through this bill, but we do start to turn it around” to provide the military with the funds they need.

“I’m proud of the bipartisan work on the FY17NDAA,” said Stefanik, following Thornberry’s remarks. She discussed the “important and deserved pay raise for our troops” that is included in this funding. She is part of an effort that “ensures our armed forces and strength won’t be depleted as a result of this administration’s misguided reduction of troops.”