U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) applauds the U.S. House and Senate for passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. It provides our U.S. Armed Forces with the funding and tools needed to provide critical national defense efforts and Overseas Contingency Operations.
"There's no better way to begin upcoming Veteran's Day celebrations, than by passing legislation that ensures our veterans and active military service men and women are appropriately protected, compensated and equipped," said Rogers. "The bill reforms inefficient systems, ensures readiness and maintains robust military intelligence. I'm also proud that 83% of service members not eligible for military retirement will finally be eligible to participate in a savings plan for their future."
The House passed the NDAA with an overwhelming majority vote of 370-58, while the Senate also heavily favored the bill with a vote of 71-25. Rogers urges the President to sign this bipartisan legislation into law.
For more information about the NDAA, visit http://armedservices.house.gov.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook.