Chairman Wilson Holds Readiness Markup for NDAA
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement after the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness marked up proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act today:
“Today’s markup in the Readiness Subcommittee represents a strong, bipartisan commitment to ensuring that our troops, veterans, and military families have the resources they need to protect America and our allies. For the past few months, we’ve heard from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines that they need additional resources, equipment, and training to complete the mission and address our nation’s readiness shortfalls.
“While I am grateful for the comprehensive markup, our commitment to readiness must go beyond just this year. By providing sufficient training and resources for FY 2018, we can begin to rectify the years of damage that sequestration has caused. I look forward to bringing this before the full committee next week.”