December 12, 2013
Rep. Peters Applauds Passage of Bipartisan National Defense Funding Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement supporting H.Res. 441, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill authorizes funding levels for the Department of Defense for 2014.
“I strongly support the Defense Authorization that was on the floor today because it gives our men and women in uniform at home and abroad the assurance that Congress gets the job done for them. This bill brings stability to the financial picture for our military leaders and the thousands of families and companies that are part of, and do business with, the Department of Defense every day.
“This bill builds on recent reforms in the military’s ongoing battle against sexual assault, improves military readiness, reduces military construction projects abroad, and honors the commitment to responsibly leave Afghanistan by the end of next year.
“It is a shame that we have come to the precipice of not passing the NDAA for the first time in more than 50 years, and that we have had to abandon the regular process of debate under which the House passed its version of the NDAA earlier this year. Nevertheless, our servicemen and women, and their leadership, deserve to know what the next year of funding means for them.”
While the Congressman was called away from the House floor for a family matter, he had his support for the bill submitted to the federal record. Further, in addition to voting for the NDAA in the House Armed Services Committee, he voted for the NDAA when it passed the House this June.