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Rep. Peters Helps Move National Security Budget Forward, Continues Advocacy for Strong and Smart Military

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), continued his work advocating for a strong, dynamic military that utilizes San Diego’s experience and innovation. Peters voted to support the negotiated agreement between the House and Senate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that lays out the budget for the United States Military for the coming year.

“America needs a military force that is strong, smart, and forward-looking, that provides our warfighters with the tools they need to be successful against dynamic new threats and gives military families the support they deserve and have earned.

“Since coming to Congress I have consistently advocated against across-the-board, automatic cuts known as sequester that put our national security at risk and limit the options available to our military commanders.

“Despite my opposition to certain provisions in this bill, providing for the national defense and our servicemembers cannot be a partisan battle. San Diego will benefit from this military budget, particularly in our innovative and cybersecurity technology sectors and with $52 million specifically for new projects supporting special warfare units in Coronado. And this bill supports many of the biofuel research and fuel supply diversity programs I have been advocating for and that military commanders want.”