Statement: National Defense Authorization Act Passes House

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Includes Walorski Amendment on Status of Iran Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), released the following statement after H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, passed the House by a vote of 325-98.

The NDAA, which is the annual bill to authorize defense spending, now heads to the Senate for further action.

“Thanks to the hard work of my colleagues on the HASC, this year’s defense bill works within budgetary constraints to ensure our military continues to have the best people, training, and resources to protect our country. Passage of this bill means America will maintain the strongest and best military in the world.

“In addition, this builds on the important work of last year’s NDAA to combat military sexual assault, and contains several additional bipartisan, commonsense provisions. This bill also includes an amendment I co-authored to require the Obama Administration to provide a report on the status of Iran’s nuclear program and its compliance with the interim nuclear agreement.

“I will continue to support our servicemen and women by providing them with the necessary equipment needed to maintain a vital global presence to face current threats and prepare for new ones.”


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