House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led a press conference this morning with House Republican Leadership, House Armed Services Committee Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). They highlighted how House Republicans are upholding their commitment to keep Americans safe at home and abroad, specifically with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and three anti-human trafficking suspensions.
Key Quotes from Chair McMorris Rodgers’s Remarks:
“This week with three bills to combat human trafficking as well as our work on NDAA, we continue to fulfill our promise made at the beginning of the year to keep America safe here and abroad.”
“Fundamental to keeping our country safe is ensuring that our military men and women have the resources they need. [The NDAA] is a bill that’s focused on modernizing our equipment, restoring military readiness, and giving troops a pay raise — like those I have the privilege of representing at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.”
“We want Americans to be confident in their security and have the peace of mind knowing that they are safe and free. That peace of mind also continues at home…Unfortunately, [human trafficking is] something that’s seeping into communities across this country, where we have people that are preying on some of our most vulnerable. We’re prepared to take on these threats at home and abroad. All Americans deserve to live in a country that puts their safety first, and we will continue to fulfill that promise.”