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Walorski Statement on Committee Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

May 8, 2014
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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 out of the Armed Services Committee.

The NDAA, which is the annual bill to authorize defense spending, now heads to the floor of the House of Representatives for further action.

“As a member of the House Armed Service Committee, I remain committed to ensuring our nation’s warfighters receive the care and benefits they deserve and the materials they need to accomplish their work and come home safely. This legislation makes careful investments to improve readiness and reduce risk, while also ensuring full funding for current military operations.

“This year’s defense bill will protect America’s sons and daughters and ensure our country is a safer place to live.  I am pleased that several of my proposals were included to strengthen American foreign policy and protect our service members.  This bill contains

a provision that I co-authored with Congressman Andre Carson, to

encourage the Missile Defense Agency to build on its partnership

with America’s research universities, such as our excellent Indiana

institutions of higher education. In addition, I fully supported a

provision to continue to focus on preventing sexual assault in the

military, supporting sexual assault survivors, and prosecuting

offenders.  I am also pleased that the committee unanimously

adopted an amendment I drafted with Congressman Peter Roskam

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.”

Congresswoman will be on the What’s Your Opinion Show today at 10:15 for a phone interview.

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