Wilson Joins Speaker Ryan For Defense Bill Celebration
WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson joined Speaker Paul Ryan and other members to celebrate enrollment of the National Defense Authorization Act as the speaker sent the bill to the White House for the president’s signature.
Congressman Wilson said:
“I was grateful to serve as one of Speaker Paul Ryan’s conferees, and I strongly support the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill is good for South Carolina. We are a proud military state. Vital military and national security investments were included in the NDAA, such as funds for Fort Jackson and the Savannah River Site, including the continued construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility. Finally, I am grateful for the bill’s permanent extension of the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance under the Survivor Benefit Plan. My predecessor, the late Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Floyd Spence, championed this kind of relief for our military families, and I have continued that fight because our military personnel risk their lives to defend our nation and they should be able to trust that the benefits they designate for their spouses and families will always be there.”