Wilson Votes to Support Troops, Veterans, Military Families
Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017:
“This year’s NDAA is bold—a bill that puts readiness first, provides a pay raise for our troops, and fully funds the fight against Islamist terrorists, like ISIL and al Qaeda. In a time when Americans are facing more threats than ever before, the NDAA aggressively strengthens our national defense capabilities.
“I am grateful that this legislation funds the critical national security and environmental cleanup missions at the Savannah River Site, including the MOX facility, and supports Fort Jackson and its role as the largest initial entry training facility for the U.S. Army.
“As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, I am especially grateful this bill elevates U.S. Cyber Command to a full, unified combatant command and strengthens SOCOM and our cyber capabilities.”
The conferenced version of the NDAA passed the House by a vote of 375 to 34.
The Senate is expected to take up this critical legislation next week.