Congressman Williams: “This bill will support and protect our troops”
Today, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill, passed annually, provides necessary authorities and funding for the military. More information on the NDAA can be found here. The House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 1960 tomorrow.
Williams’ remarks can be viewed here.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act. While our brave armed forces continue to fight for our national security, it is vitally important that Congress ensures their economic security.
“Even during times of tight budgets and spending cuts, it is our responsibility to give adequate support all the way from the Joint Chiefs to the newest recruits. This also includes stricter penalties for personal misconduct and greater protection for victims of assault.
“Texas’ 25th District is home to Ft. Hood, one of the largest military instillations in the world. These soldiers, and all who wear the uniform, need to know that their Congress is behind them, giving them the best armored trucks you can drive, the best planes you can fly, the best weapons you can fire, the best ammunition you can use. We need to have unbeatable military readiness and the highest quality of life possible for the greatest military in the history of the world.
“Even with restrained resources, this bill will support and protect our troops and their families and provide the American people with the peace they deserve.”
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