Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Signs NDAA Conference Report

Nov 30, 2016
Press Release

Joe Wilson (SC-02), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following statement after signing the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017:

“Congress has a duty to provide for the common defense and I am grateful that this Conference Report clearly strengthens our national defense and protects American families. This year’s NDAA aggressively promotes readiness and gives our troops a much needed pay raise as we promote peace through strength.”

Other key provisions in the Conference Report include:

  • Providing $340 million in continued construction for the MOX project at the Savannah River Site
  • Maintaining existing restrictions on closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring terrorists to American soil
  • Provides for a study of the Selective Service
  • Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to a full, unified combatant command
  • Halts troop drawdowns
  • Funds the war against ISIL