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Long comments on the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017

Washington, DC, December 2, 2016

Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement today after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017.

“The National Defense Authorization Act is vital to making sure that our men and women in uniform are taken care of and that our national security is adequately funded,” said Rep. Long. “My first priority is making sure that my constituents are safe, and by voting in favor of this bill, I am reassured that it will accomplish just that.”

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 includes: a pay increase for our military, an increase in ground and aviation training, reforms to the acquisition process, and improvements to the military health care system.